Pocket, tongue and throat – Kristiana Reed


Sorry is a stone

because it is cliff-like

in my pocket

and gobstopper hard

beneath my tongue

and one is not enough

to summon an ocean

with white horses

and forgiveness.


It is a pebble, shy to water,

resting heavily

at the back of my throat.



© Kristiana Reed 2019

Kristiana Reed is an English teacher and a writer. She is the author of the WordPress blog My Screaming Twenties and she writes about love, her struggle with mental health, survival and hope. She is currently in the middle of producing Between the Trees, her debut anthology, and writing her first novel.  

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