Lauren Mason

 

 

 

The Woman Hidden in the Forest

 

would tell you

this is not a disappearing act

this is in fact                a transformation

 

to be                so naked

and so wrapped in leaves

that boundaries cannot be determined

in respect to surrounding trees

 

that skin accepts bark as kin to keratin

and each instance of breathing

so expands                  that everything

is rooted                      is body

 

no                    she is not hiding

 

 

Lauren Mason is based in London.  Her poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies, and she holds an MA in Writing Poetry from Newcastle University/ Poetry School.

Comments are closed.