2 poems by Megan Hamilton

Poetry

Calamity

 

There’s catastrophe

all wrapped up inside me.

I’m not lightning striking once,

I’m an electrical storm

on your skin.

 


 

 


Resting place

 

You took me to the sea to hunt for oysters,

ripped something precious from their mouths.

You took me to the sea and I dived for pearls,

the waves less pressure than your tongue.

 

You took me to the sea to snatch my words in your fist

as yours flew like spittle, more than salt spray on my face.

You took me to the sea and I laid on her bed

as she distorted your orders, your commands.

 

You took me to the sea and drowned me,

choked me with your pearls of wisdom.


Megan Hamilton (she/her) is a School Librarian from Bognor Regis, currently studying for her MA in Creative Writing with The Open University. Her poems have been accepted by The Dawntreader, Sledgehammer, Visual Verse and Up! Magazine. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @meganann1310