Nick Whittle Artist




Poems

Atlantic

Bernard

Brixton Blues Bus Kiss

Clouds

For Taava

Full Moon

Life Jacket

Manchester

My Land

The Annunciation

Under the Sun

Watching Fireflies







Life Jacket
2002


I remember the red-flecked wool
knitted before fingers locked in pain.

On bad days, I would pull you over my head
forcing arms into sleeves of innocence.

I kept you hidden, in a special place
ready for days like today.

But you were discovered and discarded
in a moment of good housekeeping.