Once again I was delighted to collaborate with Greg Hasting, this time on a piece of magical realism. Greg can be found on Instagram @greghastings1066.
Sketch of Wood Greg Hastings
The Wormwood Doll
There is a glitch in time, a slicing of space,
from which she pulls the dancer – ballerina pirouettes
on the music box to Brahms, then retires
to the forest-floor-lullaby, sleeping beauty.
Only the full moon can rouse her from this realm,
opaline cuts through fern canopy, splices ground,
quickens a dawn, blush veins and the earth’s vines
relax, release, return the nymph to the glowing path.
She flickers between worlds. Dreamt. Real.
An act of manifestation. Deeper the journey
to come out the other side, where on waking
she will dress, brush her teeth, comb her hair.