a twitch. a mile. a thought. a city.
next door cuts death from roses
short scratch afore ink floods nib
nib floods cosmos
sit seconds apart
semantic fields of reservation
fiddle with this quiet
roll it deftly
breathe common time
andante at the window
watch a muted hedge betty
Biography: Kitty Hawkins received two awards for her undergraduate poetry collection, Acoustics, at the University of Reading. She graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2022 with a Master's in Creative Writing. Kitty won the 'Magdalena Young Poets' award, 2022. Her work can be found at www.seedlingpoets.com, and is forthcoming at www.autofocuslit.com/mag.