safe hands

Issue sevenIssue Seven Poetry

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By Philip Porter,


She falls into her father’s arms from various heights:

This was the light that held her darknesses from her. “The Fall”, Jordie Albiston


hands up in a big hurrah

a one child Mexican wave

dandling from her father’s

arms like a trapeze artist


before she turns a trick

a somersault of sheer delight

daddy’s here I can be

as dangerous as I like.



This poem was previously published in Meniscus Vol 2 Issue 1 2014.