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Moira Merryweather

 

Insider

This morning my window is a mouth;
licking cinnamon from the sun
chewing on the speech of leaves.
 
If I allow, it will swallow early birdsong
drink the nectar from every flower;
lavender, rosemary, honeysuckle, rose
 
and as the day passes it will fill my room
with all the nutrients I need to breathe
new life into the spaces between pulses.
 
When fireflies inscribe the dark with
their indecipherable codes
my window will blow kisses to the moon.
 

Moira Merryweather

first published in Poetry Nottingham 59/4, 2006