Most Determined Daughter – by Gareth Writer-Davies

after Vicki Feaver

 

we have been stirring the paint for some time
now we have the shade

Pink Moon
whitewash darkened with a little blood

my most determined daughter chastises
the thirsty new plaster

twisting the hard brush into corners like a finger into a wound
whilst I follow with the smoothing roller

edging her thick more definite coat
“more blood” she says

circling the pot
I nod and we stir the pigment until we reach a new colour

I name Flesh
& she names Pig Headed Jasmine On A Stick

 

 

 

Gareth Writer-Davies is from Brecon, Wales. Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize (2014 and 2017), the Erbacce Prize (2014) and Prole Laureate for 2017. Bodies published in 2015 by Indigo Dreams and Cry Baby in 2017. His collection The Lover’s Pinch (Arenig Press) was published June, 2018. He is a Hawthornden Fellow for 2019.

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