turbine 02

Turbine 02
Gregory Dally
Emily Dobson
Cliff Fell
Janis Freegard
James Gardner
Chloe Gordon
Paula Harris
Chris House
Elizabeth Isichei
Andrew Johnston
Julie Leibrich
Anna Livesey
Robert McGonigal
Katherine Morice
Bridget Musters
Robin Naylor
Nic Newman
Naomi O'Connor
A. E. Rothman
Frances Samuel
Richard Smith
Catherine Vidler-Smith
Margaret Vos
Louise Wrightson

Cliff Fell

His Knowing

And it occurs to you
that that that
made the oracle at Delphi
declare Socrates the wisest of men,
which he pondered so long to work out —
his knowing that he knew what he didn't know —
is what makes you so-ever-so slightly anxious,
the taste of adrenaline rising in your throat,
as you watch her put on her make-up, and brush out the flaps of
her long hair in the mirror, pouting her mouth for lipstick and saving for last
the tights she rolls so-ever-so slowly up her thighs
and away under her red dress —
this woman who,
when you ask her where she's going
she's just going
out with the girls.

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