Caught by the River

And No Light Shall Falter: a poem by Nick Power

Nick Power | 13th November 2017

I will make you a pallet-bed
cardboard and eiderdown
for your return
I will allay joint pain with diazepam
scored from a man in a clamping yard
I will lurk about the hospital until
you are released

when you are free
I will run between the gables of every building
illuminating them with fire
part rainclouds with roped
to let the new sun through

I will bring a thousand beams to your dulled eyes
and no light shall falter
and no light shall falter


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