Helena Sanderson – The Line

The Line

The precision with which
a line in ink can be drawn

from child
to parent
to grandparent
and beyond
belies the reality of
zygotes splitting
in the womb
of a woman
who knows more
than your chart.

Her line drawn with blood
remains invisible
compared to that recorded
by the unknowing hand
of the man
who is not the relation
of any of the men
so finely scribed.

Her line encourages journeys
to destinations also unknown.



Helena Sanderson is a Northern poet concerned with the intricacies and small details of landscape and life. She has had work published with Ink Pantry and Word Bohemia. She is currently studying art history with the Open University.


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