Look at These


Seeing you makes me want to lift up my top,
breathe in and say Look! Look at these!
I’ve kept them hidden till now
under loose shirts, Dad’s jumpers.

Suddenly I’m offering them
like a woman ready to mate.
I’m holding my breath.
Don’t tell me not to.

from Intimates (Jonathan Cape, 2005) © Helen Farish 2005, used by permission of the author and The Random House Group Ltd.

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