More About Clouds
If all you can have of Helen Mort are her poems
what do you say? I'm puzzled.
Do I learn of her or of myself?
I take the hour's perspiration
gathered into a drip. It tickles me.
I take with gratitude the cooling breeze
that which propels those silver unicorns
and other fantastic beasts.
For shape-shifting clouds pass
that's a fact. Specific to the day
unless one year and the year after
merge in a head.
All you have of Helen Mort is her poetry
like all you have of the Earth is
its photo from outer space.