Agnes Marton: a poem


Painting by Rusudan


Free Range

He promised no part of my body

would go to waste.

I would be eaten from nose to tail.

"Yes or no?" "Yes."

He gave me honest meadows

to roam around.

What an unlikely friend:

Dario, the butcher in Panzano.



Agnes Marton is a Hungarian-born poet, writer, librettist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK) and Reviews Editor at The Ofi Press. Recent publications include her collection Captain Fly's Bucket List and four chapbooks with Moria Books (USA). She won the National Poetry Day Competition in the UK.