Keeping the Lights On by Jane Ayres
don’t let in Mr (notquite) Right
there is malev(i)olence in ruptured darkness
bursting through tau(gh)t bruiseblue
fracturing the whispered splintercrack
(she’s never been the same since)
UK based Jane Ayres completed a Creative Writing MA at the University of Kent in 2019 aged 57. She has work in Confluence, Postscript, Dissonance, The Agonist, Lighthouse, Viscaria, The Sock Drawer, Streetcake, The North, The Poetry Village, Scrittura, Door is a Jar, Marble, Agapanthus, Kissing Dynamite and The Forge.