Jonathan Humble teaches at a small rural school in Cumbria. His work has been published online and in print in a number of magazines and anthologies. A collection of his poetry (My Camel’s Name Is Brian) is available through TMB Books and Maytree Press are publishing a further collection (Fledge) in August 2020. See https://northernjim.wordpress.com/about-me/ : )
How Bad It Is How bad it is when every note you play upon the keys sustains the void within the waiting soul; when it is accepted that this flow will not stop and bring an end to all these helpful faces; when your scent assaults my senses like a bludgeon and takes me to a day I want to bury; when an empty chest refuses to give way under the repeated blows of expectation and all experiences in time coalesce into a returning and enduring disappointment. How bad when the abiding thought is that at this point it could get no worse and then to be proved wrong and wrong and wrong.
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Postcards From Beyond The Looking Glass (03/03/2020)
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