home> poets> D A Prince

about D A Prince       more poems           Members’ Events Listing       Shop Online

last update:
27 Jan20

D A Prince photo e-mail D A Prince

poetry favourites:
HappenStance Press
Lighten Up Online

and in the shop…
collections –
“Common Ground”
“Nearly the Happy Hour”,
HappenStance Press





It slips from a paperback (second-hand, surely,
even then) whose spine crinkles like bark
and familiar pages fur along the edge.
Back by 8. Don’t wait.
I’ve got the milk. Love.

No name, no date. No need
as the known hand looped and rose in haste,
slanting into the future and the torn half-sheet
blotched, somehow. Damp has found these books.
Bookmark, maybe, caught up when time ran out
but with this promise: something to return to.
And what’s there to keep except (perhaps) Love?
Why not a text? asks the child,
all thumbs, not looking up from his screen.
There is so much to explain.

D A Prince

in pamphlet collection Bookmarks, 2018, HappenStance Press,
ISBN 978-1-910131-50-3;
previously published in Stand Vol 16 (4), November 2018