Lockdown Seascape. A poem by Sue Burge

I see a cargo ship, empty – gulls circling like pale midges.
I wonder what it’s waiting for –
maybe the red traffic light of the sun has stopped it in its tracks;
maybe the crew have mutinied -partying like it’s Christmas in the hot hull;
or maybe it’s balanced on a whale’s back,
not daring to move, not daring to break
this dangerous magic.


Sue Burge is a freelance creative writing and film studies tutor based in North Norfolk. Her first collection “In the Kingdom of Shadows” (Live Canon), and debut pamphlet “Lumiere” (Hedgehog Poetry Press) were published in 2018. Her poetry has been widely anthologised and appears in many journals and on-line. For more information, go to http://www.sueburge.uk 

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