By on Nov 11, 2014 in Poetry

A small locked heart,
webbed and half fish

or a netted bird;
swan and wings

drinking brewed tears;
unfinished as a jot,

ready to shatter the cage,
a shout locked in a box.

The first chapter;
a story full of air.


Leslie Philibert is a social worker from London. After studying English literature at the University of Coleraine, he now lives in Germany. He has published work in the United States in magazines and has also done some translating for theatre groups in Bavaria. He is married with two children.

One Comment

  1. The images take my breath away. Lovely.