Northwords Now Issue 40

The FREE literary magazine of the North

Permitted Daily Exercise 2

by Paula Jennings

This is a beach of fragments
and here is a tiny piece of china,
an almost perfect square
with a pink line along the lower edge
like womanly bedrock. Comfort.
Above it, a dark blue arrow flies out
from shadow, left to right.

I crouch on slippery stones,
trying to decipher broken runes.


These Times

A Covid-19 sequence by Paula Jennings

HandsPoem by Paula Jennings
Hard DayPoem by Paula Jennings
On the Hall FloorPoem by Paula Jennings
Permitted Daily Exercise 1Poem by Paula Jennings
Permitted Daily Exercise 2Poem by Paula Jennings
Permitted Daily Exercise 3Poem by Paula Jennings
The Name of the VirusPoem by Paula Jennings
These TimesPoem by Paula Jennings