Saturday, 13 October 2018


Beyond the Rim

by Oonah V Joslin


Hats
were always worn in church

not out of modesty the pastor said
some ladies of the congregation adorned their heads

as a status symbol to show who had the greatest income
and to hell with the needy and those who sat behind craning to see

beyond the rim of this world,
to the next.


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"Beyond the Rim" first appeared in The Shine Journal.

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/.