by Jake Hawkey
I did not believe an answer was necessary I did not believe an answer was possible oh I was part of a problem so long that when I stopped wanting to be I stopped wanting to be oh so long! I could not find the sink in the dark trying to remould the problem of me before engineering this completely the sink opened up talking latency so now I send lilac letters home the little light I hold in the hope moonlighters walking like stick houses will share their secrets also but inevitably the war is within & like you I shall die alone lagging bursting staring at the sink of blood in Christ’s veneer
Jake Hawkey studied art at the University of Westminster and poetry at Queen’s University Belfast. He was selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions in 2020 and is currently a poetry PhD candidate at Queen’s.