feelings like a lost cause
planets circulating around empty homes
faces hiding behind envy
skins leaving their true loves.
i’m wondering, lying, feeding, soothing
is a thing, of purity and loveliness
till the branding, crumbles, withering, dying
i wonder of the escape from this
i want to learn to fly.
Lotté Jean Elliott is a writer based in Northern England. She is the published author of a fiction novel, THE DAMNED SOCIETY, poetry collections LETTERS TO JUPITER and NIGHTS IN THE SNOW GARDEN and an upcoming screenwriter. She has works featured in Literary Mark, Brave Voices Magazine, Sledgehammerlit and BBC Newcastle.