Something Beautiful Was Created by Their Leaving after Alison Watt, ‘Sabine’ (2000)
Let me amass all the loved of my life.
Draw them up in this drapery knotted at my waist to be carried for long, selfish distances. Their breaths warming the folds my fingers slip between.
Let me know mouths at my knuckles.
I will return home to undo and open out.