STRAWBERRY BLONDE, photograph by JANE SKINNER, Cornwall – UK

STRAWBERRY BLONDE, fine art photograph by JANE SKINNER, UK (copyright of the artist)

STRAWBERRY BLONDE, fine art photograph by JANE SKINNER, UK (copyright of the artist)

copyright of the artist
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DOLLS IN THE ATTIC

 

They eye me beadily

dolls from another time

perched silent in a row

on a velvet sofa.

 

What am I doing there

invading their space

looking at

the unreal children.

 

In a moment

if I stay

past midnight

they’ll move

 

in unison.

Step off their citadel

pat their skirts

no ankle on show

 

lift pretty hands

with lacquered fingernails

porcelain fingers

to choke the life

 

from unwanted

night visitors

I move

towards the exit

 

the flight of winding

wooden stairs

that got me there

in the attic with care.

 

AERONWY  THOMAS

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