INKPOT: Sometimes I Imagine

By Anna Royle – Creative Writing Editor

The world is a set

and one day it will fall away,

the scaffolding holding my apartment walls

will fold out backwards

like the collapsing of a story book.

The man whos holding the moon

on a fishing rod will get a cramp in his bicep

and itll wobble,

forcing him to take a break—

The glow replaced by a glaring studio lamp.

You will swig from a water bottle

before walking over to a woman

who dabs your face with a makeup brush.

And Ill be left standing alone,

with the feeling,

of when youve hosted a party

and everyone first leaves,

the stress lifted—

Left staring

at the lip-stick stained cups

and paper plates

in silence.

Published by The Gown Queen's University Belfast

The Gown has provided respected, quality and independent student journalism from Queen's University, Belfast since its 1955 foundation, by Dr. Richard Herman. Having had an illustrious line of journalists and writers for almost 70 years, that proud history is extremely important to us. The Gown is consistent in its quest to seek and develop the talents of aspiring student writers.

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