Anna’s poem ‘Crunchy, No Bruises’ was published in Rabbit Poetry Journal- a journal of non-fiction writing, Gravity Issue 10, guest edited by Felicity Plunkett, 2013
Crunchy, No Bruises
When we visited next, he didn’t recognise me. He stared
right through me and out the other side. I wanted to pick
out his pupils, whisper my name and toss them back
into that blue grey sea. See a flash of recognition if only
for an instant.
He still had his eccentricities. We assured
him the apple was washed and the knife was clean. Cut
segments and ate a quarter each.
‘Crunchy, no bruises’ he said.
First published in Rabbit Journal, Gravity Issue 10, guest edited by Felicity Plunkett, 2013