Hester Bradley: April 2019 Poet of the Month
Photo: Joanna C. Valente

Photo: Joanna C. Valente

phone notes: a poem

 

therapist thinks

lying on the grass listening to music reading and drinking

beer is hiding from life whereas I consider that

living life

to the full

 

groove is defined my imperfection

pay attention to the things that embarrass you

 

my body is a temple

people come in me and praise god

 

is this a feeling or do I have cramps?

I’m always falling in love when travelling on trains

so many beautiful people and you’re

allowed to stare ostensibly at

platform information

 

music is

mindfulness is

poetry is

tetris


Hester Bradley (Hesbrad) is a writer from Leicester in the United Kingdom. Hesbrad is into between-spaces, gender and sexual fluidity, and people turning into animals. Hesbrad is finishing a PhD at Oxford Brookes University on the moon and its resistance to heterosexual monogamy in early modern drama. They have published poetry in Aesthetica magazine. You can find them on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hesbrad/?hl=en