Peephole
Thursday, 24 September 2020 01:34

Peephole

Published in Poetry

Peephole

by Owen Gallagher, with image by Jon Addison

When a Conservative candidate calls
Ruth wears a blue rosette.

When a Labour candidate knocks
she reaches for red.

If there’s a rapid rap she freezes
at the thought

of her grandparents rising as smoke
from a chimney.