The only sounds left by BF Jones

B F Jones, Poetry

B F Jones is French and lives in the UK. She has flash fiction and poetry in various UK and US online magazines.  Her poetry chapbook, Last Orders, and collection, Panic Attack, will both be published by Close To The Bone late 2021

The only sounds left

I taste the bitterness

Of the liquor

Feel it slowly crowding 

My bloodstream 

My thoughts 

Gently wrapped in 

Cotton wool

I pour another 

And another 

The soft fabric tightening

Smothering

That untamed longing  

Reducing it to nothing

But the hum of 

An empty conversation 

And the footsteps 

Of a ghost 

In a hollow chamber.