Northwords Now Issue 34

The FREE literary magazine of the North

Walking on Air in Gannet Slippers

by Stephanie Green

My lover slits the neck,
clears out the innards

and empties the head, except
for the crown, now a heel.

Turned inside out,
it’s cosy as a womb.

Their crowns crack
as I shuffle along.

At night,
I have flying dreams


Six Poems on the Leaving of St Kilda
Euphemia MacCrimmondPoem by Stephanie Green
I might as well be a widow (1900) Poem by Stephanie Green
I tell my husband I am pregnant and he sets out to make a tiny coffin (1891)Poem by Stephanie Green
The Boat Cold Poem by Stephanie Green
The Leaving of St Kilda (1930) Poem by Stephanie Green
Walking on Air in Gannet Slippers Poem by Stephanie Green