Poems When he met her it was as if he could see his poems moving around below her skin like fish in an aquarium. To attract them he tapped the glass of the tank - some were pretty big fish. They loomed close, shadowing her face like a birthmark. He saw their luminous scales, the frills of their fins, their mouths, fat and defenceless, without natural predators, begging to be caught, mounted and nailed to the wall.
About the Author
Sam Riviere began to write poetry while at the Norwich School of Art and Design, and completed a Masters at Royal Holloway. His poems have appeared in various publications and competitions since 2005. He co-edits the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives, and is currently working towards a PhD at the University of East Anglia. He was a recipient of a 2009 Eric Gregory Award.