Nisha Bhakoo



Clown and gold


She ate lemons to prove a point.

The blast of pennies dragged her forward.

To keep fish in the sink without a heart.

The weight of light outshined itself.

Forward to the creases under the eyes:

sardine, trout, clown and gold.




Nisha Bhakoo completed a MA in Critical and Creative Writing at Sussex University in 2011, and has recently been shortlisted for Cambridge University’s Jane Martin Poetry Prize 2015

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