New Poem – The Men

The Men

undress, in white stick-on beards

which will mostly come

unstuck; a flotilla of pale maleness

stark against the dark water

the men need to be noticed

their shrieks


across the empty harbour

bodies pinched, in crimson pants

mini Santas, all

Katrina Naomi – first published in Magma, issue no 88, 2024. And soon to be published in Battery Rocks, Seren Books, July 2024.

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