My poem Grief -Stricken appears in ‘The Book of Love and Loss’. The anthology also features English laureates Andrew Motion and Carol Ann Duffy, Welsh laureate Gillian Clarke, children’s laureate Michael Rosen, and Frieda Hughes — daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. It is available at most major bookstores,online and and directly from Belgrave Press.
What strikes me is the way grief
clings to you like wet clothes.
What pains me is that you have grown
into them as though they are a second skin.
I remember returning from school,
soaked through and dripping.
Get those clothes off quick –
They’ll be the death of you.