Harlequin Invaders

Harlequin Invaders

The sexual predator travels a long way to check out the unsuspecting native ladies. He is part of a brotherhood of Asian, American and African males. Liquorice invaders catch the number 50 bus on their way to a gathering in a local home. A pimiento Streatham honey salivates at the thought of getting her freak on with one of these unfamiliar Harlequins. She pictures the lusty rugby players carrying the same name. Black and red meet. No foreplay necessary. She notices a post-coital stink. This lady looks for her oyster card and makes her way to the clap clinic.

Jacqueline Robinson is the author of four poetry collections Silence is Broken (2009), Passages (2011), A voice from behind the veil (2014) and The Secret (2016). The poems have been used to fuel discussions in a number of workshop settings within her local community covering topics such as parenting, bereavement and mental ill health. She has also been the resident poet at a local Christian women’s group and a Koestler Trust poetry mentor for ex-offenders for the past eight years. She hold a Diploma in Poetry Writing and a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing She won the Hope and Voice Self-Publisher of the Year Award in 2017. Jacqueline has written a short story a chapbook Conversations with Dad (2018). Her poem Cake Making is included in the anthology In Which Dragons are Real But (2018).

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