like three Salomes

1/ In the absence of looking, there is an object

preserved and a person. How are these the same

thing and not prove to be the source of trouble?


2/ The left half, the orange half – the half that

does not lie with image – has many preconceived ideas;

a latch that fails to close the door.


3/ The right half, the green half – the half that

does not lie with coordination – is a balloon filled with ink,

ready to pop. A more elaborate kind of experiment.

Nic Stringer was highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2018 for A day that you happen to know. Poetry, art and reviews appear in various anthologies, journals and online. Nic is also part of Corrupted Poetry; Fake is at the October Gallery on 25 March.