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Julie Stevens: a poem

Sky Fish

They're dropping fish from the sky­ −

wet bulging bodies that have forgotten

how to swim.

How they electrify my shirt,

these fizzing patches I can never reach.

I'd catch them in my hand

but slippery skins fall flat

and cold,

a feast of soggy gills.

The day's turned sour;

left me in this sodden net.

Julie Stevens writes poems that cover many themes, but often engages with the problems of disability. She has two published pamphlets: Quicksand (Dreich 2020) and Balancing Act (Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2021). Her next pamphlet Step into the Dark will be published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. You can find her here:

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