crisp as a new playing cards,
guitar picks strumming.
The first rests on yellow petals
the second fluttering
over blackberries ripening,
both blown into the bushes
as a train that doesn’t stop
at this station thunders through.
A flash of bright white returns
drawn back by a dandelion sun.
Andy lives in South East London and currently works within the NHS. Since being diagnosed with dyslexia at forty-eight he has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies. These include Obsessed with Pipework, Worktown Words, Orbis, The Dawntreader, The Cannon’s Mouth, Snakeskin, Runcible Spoon, Sentinel Literary Quarterly and Poems in the Waiting Room. He had also qualified as a counsellor and enjoys writing stories for his grandson.