I am unravelling
the sleeve of my heart

all the careful business
slipping away

a woman’s legacy
to be always knitting

cable stitched cosies
to wrap eternity in blue

so busy being busy
this plain and purl denial

nothingness is cast off
the toe neatly turned

socks, scarves, woollies
crowd my chest

I slide the stitches
pull the thread

watch the rows


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