Savvily-Serious Poem – Lift Lines

Inspired by the words of Christina Henry, in her novel, ‘The Girl in Red’:

‘.. a cloak made of tired that pressed down on her shoulders and made her neck droop.’ (p.32)

And by my memory of  lamp I once owned, in the shape of a lady wearing a crinoline dress – a lady whose undergarments had been replaced by a lightbulb! Needless to say, my father confiscated the said lamp, deeming it to be unsafe – when the good lady’s skirts showed signs of scorching!

Life Lines

Studying the lines in my neck, I see that

at this moment,

they fold down, each one overlapping the one below, as

they compete for one title.

The droopiest one makes it .. all the way

down to the

ground and this is


In my new crinoline skirt, I look and feel …

divine – all of me, held up –

held up and lit up!

Lit up and shining, glowing – a beacon for lives

lived, living and loving.

Lives loving all that is the future.

Lines that droop, lift and revive me.




Copyright owned by Jay Cool, October 2019

Image adapted from DarkWorkX from Pixabay


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Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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