We stop to buy kippers, sprats. Walking on the pebbles is
like walking through rivers and the sea breathes its giant lung
ceaselessly, the sun in each cresting wave glowing like a marble glows.
At The Brudenell, a barman from Bucharest uses the word bezel
to describe the edge of an iPad and later, you and I stand on Crag Path,
pick a handful of stars that tickle our palms as we tuck
them into our coats. Look, you say, pointing to the ocean,
the moon’s a fingernail clipping and its light is chalky on the water.
Biography: Claire Dyer’s poetry collections are published by Two Rivers Press, her novels by Quercus and The Dome Press. Her latest novel, 'The Significant Others of Odie May' was published by Matador in 2021. She has curated Reading's Poets’ Café for the past five years, teaches creative writing and runs Fresh Eyes, an editorial and critiquing service. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio Berkshire. Her website is: www.clairedyer.com