CRASH #2 CARDIFF

Saturday, 15 February 2020 at 19:30 / @ The Flute and Tankard, 4 Windsor Place, CF10 3BX.

This is the second night of CRASH – Cardiff’s brand new poetry night with a passion for the weird, funny, imaginative, dark, experimental and dreamy.

A fantastic lineup of poets awaits – Luke Kennard, Jess Mookherjee, Thomas Stewart, Peter Daniels, David Turner and Maria Stadnicka.

There will also be open mic slots.

The event is entirely FREE and there will be open mic slots.

Come, drink, bring friends, enjoy!

Hierarchies

 

Artwork © Mark Mawer, 2017

 

I inherit a house at the edge

of wild forests where I rarely go.

 

There will come a time when lost,

walking the back streets of memory,

 

I check every gate for a way out.

Only one door handle fits my palm.

 

A found story I never thought

I was missing; my home, dark

 

monument recognises my hand.

God forbid this mistake of certainty,

 

for it brings familiarity of place,

it reduces everything to beginnings

 

until I admit that what is gone is taller

than me, louder, and always right.

 

Ask Jonah. He would say the same:

People see monuments as lessons of hierarchy.

 

They decide the order of things

according to confining walls.

 

© Maria Stadnicka, 2020