Grape tomatoes, these swollen berries like summer
ornaments, dangle from tethered vine. Their ripeness
judged by how delicately they hold their stem. With fingers
wrapped like cupping a firefly, it should come loose. Pull
too hard and it won't be ready....
Two couples strolling in the Gardens
Buttoned-up in overcoats
Against a bright November sun.
Beyond where they walk on the stony path
There are the stains of footmarks across
The morning-wet grass: primary school
Children, freed for the day,
I see the train pass by
and reminisce my childhood dreams...
I lift my feet, pull them close off the ground,
tumble backward into memory.
A frothy neighborhood pool:
playing, swimming with my friends, siblings,
and then I hear the rumble of the train
Lydia Unsworth’s second collection ‘Nostalgia for Bodies’ is a beautifully detailed photobook of the body and the self before, during and after pregnancy. There are images here, interwoven with feelin...