Agnes Marton: a poem



The Boys Are Back


Sons of a corpse

with a call: "Thrive on

your foe's body."


Seeking wicked

grace, they

forget to scream.


Silence: the chance

to hawk and spit

ashes of the Bible.


The mercy of

nail biters. "Here,

your buddy's body."



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.