Wednesday, 21 February 2018

My Grandmother, the Seamstress

by Roberta Verdant


My grandmother is aching through night-time;
sewing the Nazi's​ ballgown.
If she bends the needle, they'll kill her.
Her needle: silver light
in a darkness that chases her
through history.


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Roberta Verdant is a wanderess from the UK. Trained as a psychopomp, she is currently pursuing further study in working with dying and grieving people. By profession, she is an intuitive reader. Roberta harbours an abiding love for the ocean, and can often be found near or in it. At present she is residing short-term on a tropical island.