Work from the MA Poetry Summer School at Newcastle University
Fading Paper, Lasting Impression
To Karina Bondareva, who made a red paper dress
for the #MetGalaChallenge
2 packs of red paper, faded in the sun
2 rolls of industrial cling film
3 rolls of tape
120 glue sticks
I admire your ingenuity.
Like our grandparents in wartime
we are forced to be resourceful.
I love your pert paper nipples.
Tell me, do they sag if you get damp?
And in the rain will you run red
Anne Symons comes from Cornwall and studied at the University of Wales, Swansea. She currently lives in London. After a career teaching deaf children and adults Anne began writing poetry in retirement. Her work has been published in Orbis, Obsessed with Pipework, Ekphrastic Review, Agenda and The Atlanta Review.