Tom Bennett – Morning Ritual

A man parleys with dust motes
over space his former bulk had occupied
till recent. Haemorrhaging thoughts
faster than she can gather them, his wife takes him
an empty mug across a chequered floor. Marriage
this last year has been Rorschach-stained,
the way all unattended things can tend one way
or another. One way: she’s three steps from him.
Another: two

Tom Bennett is a 25-year-old poet from Wales; his work has appeared in Pushing Out The Boat, Ink, Sweat and Tears, and Thin Air Online.

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