Finding a Voice with Philip Lyons – a great success

Philip Lyons


My brown skin peeled

I’m white beneath

and crisp

each translucent layer

coming away

in the destroyer’s hands

till my heart is reached

and beached.

I’m cut, I bleed out clear fluid

that smarts the eyes,

I fight back, refuse

to be cut into, cut up, diced

without a struggle.

I linger on fingers and lips

and mouth.

I ruin lover’s trysts.

I leave my mark.

© Susan Jane Sims

“Invigorating and refreshing workshop today with Philip Lyons in Bristol. Highly recommended! Lots of inspiring exercises and food for thought! Thank you Sue for organizing.”

Rob Henley