SELF HELP: Palinopsia

Photography by Laura Owsianka
Photography by Laura Owsianka

I’m ageing inwards

between hairline

nose pores

& the window


there is no refresher

in how to survive

your fog outline


vibrates my gaze

shaped always the same each—

but I might lose you or enter

the wrong password three times


for flushed cheeks

a loudspeaker might say


‘hold an ice cube to your wrist’

or ‘sit on a plush armchair



both produce puddles

neither propels me forward