Cirrocumulus – Kristiana Reed


is my favourite hour

and today

the cirrocumulus clouds

and aeroplanes trails

shine livid white

like scars on a face.

I count them with pride,

wondering which trail is yours,

hoping you looked down

and waved

as the speed of flight

and goodbye whisked you away

to a home without names.

In all honesty,

it is unlikely

any of the sky dust

belongs to you,

I like to imagine

you took another route;

to avoid having to imagine

seeing my face

for one last time.

Kristiana Reed is a writer and an English Teacher living in the UK. She is the creator of My Screaming Twenties on WordPress and she recently released her debut poetry collection, Between the Trees. Her work has been published in several poetry anthologies (Swear To Me, All The Lonely People, We Will Not Be Silenced), in the feminist issue of MAELSTROM Zine, in the inaugural issue (flight) from Nightingale and Sparrow, and in the upcoming issue of Turnpike Magazine.

Social media handles:

Instagram: @kristianamst

Facebook: @myscreamingtwenties

Between the Trees UK

Between the Trees US

Available internationally

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