Archive for July 8th, 2018

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Exit from “The Owl House” by Judith Wilkinson

Her last wish wasn’t granted:
they didn’t mix her ashes
with the precious, red, ground glass
from a bottle on the larder shelf
and glue it to her favourite owl, Oswald;
they didn’t let her
become part of his plumage.

Rebirth is difficult at the best of times.

Driving back
along the lane of cypress trees
and up the mountain road,
we exit
the middle of nowhere.

Her own, chosen exit
is perhaps beside the point.
She found more than one way out.


Date: 2017

By: Judith Wilkinson (1959- )