The Creative Section (Vol. 5, No. 1) is on its way and will be published by the end of May, 2024.

B is for Ball

B is for Ball

- Esther Morgan (U.K.)


It seems so simple – just say the word
and whatever you want
appears. Today the world

falls, round and red –
your fingers curl

as if they’ll never lose their grip.


I am your unglamorous assistant –
Milk   Apple   Biscuit   Ta-dah!
You never get tired of the trick.


Then comes Fish   River  Sea
Then comes No!
Then comes the strange high shelf of Tomorrow.


Soon there will be Money   Beauty
the wild throw of Love
soon I’ll be about as useful as God


standing out of earshot
at the edge of the garden
bellowing Sorry like I mean it.