These Tiny Stars – by Marie-Louise Eyres


There is a constellation
of calcifications
these tiny stars 
sit tight
amongst grey matter
like fireflies 
in the branches                     
of a thick pine
after dark
and nearby loom                   
the larger moons, 
glowing from i.v contrast,
white snakes 
with full bellies
my brain.




In 2018 Marie-Louise was shortlisted for the Bridport poetry prize and the Myslexia poetry competition. She lives in Washington DC but hails from the UK.