It’s nice to have a project to start the year with. As I blogged last week I am starting the year by taking part in the A River of Stones project run by Fiona Robyn. The project sees bloggers writing a small observation from each day, their stone, and posting it online. I decided not to post everyday, mainly because I wouldn’t want to annoy my subscribers (bless them), so I am posting in batches – and these are my stones from the first week of January.
1st – Vapour Rub
The greasy stick of Vapour Rub
sits on my skin convecting it’s scent.
Reminding me of hot-water bottles, nylon sheets and home.
2nd – Beer
At first they ferociously dance
until my tounge becomes their root,
to hail against the roof of my mouth.
3rd – Whoops, got rather caught up in a game of Trivial Pursuit and forgot to write.
4th – Running
Like the bud of a stump
which was meant to be wing,
the fat glutted border between arse
and thigh flaps and shudders
with every step. Not keeping time with my heart.
5th – Bed.
Skin shrink wraps and slips in to find a pool of heat.
The mattress sinks to hip and shoulder
the duvet sausage rolls me ’till morning.
6th – migraine
Pain ricochets between an iron band
round my head and a throb at the eye.
Codine Phosphate blurs.
7th – sunrise
Subfusc clouds and the orange burn, only there to frame
Edinburgh’s stand to attention skyline.
There are plenty more writers and non-writers who are posting their stones throughout the month, and if you are interested you can access their blogs through A River of Stones, or follow the stones on Twitter with #aros. If you are interested in writing your own stones, it’s not to late to start, and let me know too.