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Kim Baker

I know it’s there.
Not far off
beyond concrete lines -
roof heights, skylights -
jigsaw windows
jutting for praise.
If I could fly over -
soar red flutes,
chimney pots -
I would meet it.
Weary cargo in port,
pleasure boats,
beached ships for diners
feeding gulls off decks
where trendy types
flock at night,
deserted now in rain.
I love the sense
of storm approaching -
pin pricks on face
connect me with
the body of water
flowing beneath.
Vapour breath
from steamy lips
flood the memory
with miracles.
Then I remember
I am still here -
trapped behind voile,
glass and steel.
Eager to be walking
the weather elements.

Kim Baker, a professional actor from Stroud, started writing poetry in 2016, now addicted. Nature is her biggest inspiration. Poems have appeared in International Times, Graffiti, Cheltenham Poetry Cafe Anthology, The Exmoor Poetry Boxes (Fly Catcher Press) and two of the Stroud Poets series by Yew Tree Press. In 2017 her first pamphlet The Lavinia Tree was published by Chrysalis Poetry. 2020 sees a delayed launch of Happy land, a collection about her father's childhood.