Dust Borealis



Driving home from the airport I notice

my old school flatten down in the city centre.


No traffic. People indoors, folding hours

in cupboards, in boxes without keys.


A land of graves reflected upside down

in each blind spot. Letters pinned


to a blazer, white socks mother mended

at night, trace the playground where


children abandoned a beachball.

The wideness of urban carparks


risen from ashes, dust borealis

glows above the steering wheel.


© Maria Stadnicka, July 2020

Water Sequence

‘Water Sequence’ poem © Maria Stadnicka, 2020

The poem ‘Water Sequence’ features in the latest collection ‘Somnia’ published by the Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, United Kingdom and it is officially released today.

‘Somnia’ is now available here and here.

Cover art work © Mark Mawer, 2019

Photography: © John Stadnicki, 2020

Original music ‘Vide Cor Meum’ © Patrick Cassidy and Hans Zimmer for ‘Hannibal’ (2001).

SOMNIA Knives, Forks, Spoons Press / Sep. 2019