Friday, 28 September 2018


Of Equinoxes

by Oonah V Joslin


Today they say dark and light are equal.
Don’t give me that crap!
Dark moving towards prolonged light is just the prequel
to bright summer but
dark with dwindling light is a very different tale

fat men in red suits
white stuff falling through cold skies
stews and soups
citrus and dried fruits
parents telling comfortable lies

everyone knows
how equinoctial wind blows
the last soft petal from the dying rose. Thief!
So dark and light are equal eh?
Tell it to the falling leaf.


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Oonah V Joslin is poetry editor at The Linnet’s Wings. She has won prizes for both poetry and micro-fiction. Her book Three Pounds of Cells ISBN: 13: 978-1535486491 is available online from Linnet’s Wings Press and you can see and hear Oonah read in this National Trust video. The first part of her novella A Genie in a Jam is serialised at Bewildering Stories, along with a large body of her work (see Bibliography). You can follow Oonah on Facebook or at Parallel Oonahverse https://oovj.wordpress.com/.