Remember The Deed, Remember
by Benjamin Norris

A new illness creeps and leaves – a wave that
takes the flesh off my bones and returns it quietly
every few seconds I become anew and
we talk of pasts and strangle landscapes
ignoring changes outside our door

you stay sitting, throwing up old lives as though
nothing will remind you of rings, a move, the day
you created someone real while

I slowly gathered closer, my days reshaping
in my feet. A distraction: I can be there, too.

Benjamin Norris is a poet and lecturer from Wales who currently resides in Budapest, where he lectures Indian Cultural Studies and Art History at a leading university. His poetry is mainly preoccupied with a sense of longing for distance from familiarity, whilst being unable to escape one’s roots and the trappings which come with culture.

His poetry has been published in collections, newspapers and magazines varying from Exberliner, Artwurst, Magpie Magazine, all three printed journals of the IIAL, The Guardian, Scopophilia, The Love of Looking, Bristol Stories, Tales from the Big Smoke and several more, and he is seeking new venues in which to show his latest work which differs greatly from previous pieces.