Poem by Elfie
How Will I Sound When My Voice Returns?
will words gush
froth over sand-dry lips
and caress the feet of strangers?
a voice arriving in waves
strong enough to break
the bones of men
seaweed words thrusting down throats,
coiling around lungs
breathe my soliloquy.
steady as pools or still water in bottles
unheard, unheard of
capped or swallowed
sterilised, filtered, contained
Elfie is a writer and poet from Derbyshire, England. She is the author of Will You Still Love Me if I Love Her?, her debut poetry chapbook, and has been featured in Royal Rose Magazine and Constellate Literary Journal, among other places. When she isn't writing, Elfie hoards books and attempts to play the piano. She can be found at @elfieinbloom on Twitter/Instagram and at www.elfieinbloom.co.uk