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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Andy lives and works in Southeast London, England. His work has appeared in print and online in publications including Sarasvati, Obsessed with Pipework, The Dawntreader, Marble, Ink Drinkers, Green Ink, Peeking Cat, Snakeskin, Dodging the Rain, Coven and Orbis.

Andy Eycott

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Yellow Dinghy

I lived with electrical storms
Father's temper, Mother's silence,

the drifting of the blues and greys
of sky and sea

a ghost ship endlessly sinking.

There were days where the world
turned on a word,

and I would wake to find
that the sun had been shot down,

I would find it floating in the ocean.

With thin filaments of hope, slight
gossamer strands,

I would swim to the heart of its wreckage,
fashion it into a yellow dinghy,

shelter in its' shallow bowl.