Gaia Holmes(1973 -
THEY ATE NOTHING
Except for smoke,
From the Sun.
Made her fingers
Sharp and careless.
Her fevered touch
Burnt its way
It hooked itself
Around his backbone,
It probed its way
Against his soul.
Then it felt
As if someone
The unpacked earth
Above his grave.
It felt as if
Published by GavaghanCommunications in Science, People & Politics ISSN:1751-598X (online).
Contact Gaia Holmes, care of GavaghanCommunications or Comma Press.
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Gaia Holmes was born in Luddenden Foot, a small village close to the market town
of Halifax in the UK.
Her first full-length collection, "Dr Graham's Celestial Bed", was published in
March 2006 by Comma Press, and she is now working on her second collection.
Holmes currently has associate lecturer status at Huddersfield University. She was
Poet in residence at Bradford Library in the UK in Autumn 2000.
Holmes has been a busker, a cleaner, and a lolly pop lady.