A form of speech
Stories change shape in the telling
As words alter through long use.
This is nothing new
But it’s close to home
Which might colour my view (were I have to one).
It’s not exactly light, not entirely dark.
I’m saying what happens not naming parts.
from A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde Book II (Faber, 2014), © Lavinia Greenlaw 2014, used by permission of the author and the publisher.