when a woman is writing

by Christos Polydorou

2017-05-20 13.20.27
when a woman is writing
pay at least twice as much attention
as you would as when a man is writing
because writing is a feminine thing
as in it is the result of femininity
as in the quality of being female
in a woman
is beyond human endeavour
and human spirit
in a space where space is porous


to get behind each thought
and creation
to what god sees

God the Bee
ended up on the inside of my window
the half bottom is open
worried I might get stung
suspense whether it will make it out –

the bee has escaped the bottom half of the window

the sky is blue
and clear
doves are darting over a few rooftops over
two goldfinches in the tree opposite my window are k-I-s-s-I-n-g
and four floors down
in the abandoned garden
one of the three foxes who live there
is lying on its back
at rare sunlight

at the necessity
of a proximity
to the sun.