This Other Life

Issue 2

I have aged here,
this place that isn’t mine –
far from sea, from sun – afraid
one day I will wake
an old woman, too late
to claim it.

Claire Loader

Claire Loader is a writer and photographer, born in New Zealand, now living in Galway. Her work is drawn to folklore, myth and place. Published in Splonk, Crannóg and Skylight 47, she was a winner of the Women’s Speak Poetry Competition in 2019, and has recently been nominated for the Forward Prize.

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