John Hawkhead

Is it possible

to remember a shadow
that was never cast,
to celebrate the life
of a never born child
who did not stand here
in the full gaze of sunlight
but still leaves a shadow
that falls from the past
in the drifting darkness
of yesterday’s ash?

John Hawkhead is a writer from the South West of England whose work has been published all over the world. His book Small Shadows is from Alba Press