Issue 29: Angelina D'Roza



… or under these pine trees

planted to the shape


of a bear, acres of brown bear

bear fur like needles


as though beauty

were a bundle of bones


to be rearranged

and blown through


to stand up now

on its newborn strength


and walk towards

us both, the past reiterated


and shed in fur

candles of fur growing


in fibonacci shoots

the birds harmonised


against the bear trees’ growl

a golden ratio


of present tense, to be now

and nowhere else …



[Angelina D’Roza lives in Sheffield. Her second collection from Longbarrow Press, The Blue Hour, is due to be released this February.]

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