Paul StJohn Mackintosh

Writing * Poetry * Dark Fiction * Weird * Fantastic * Horror * Fantasy * Science Fiction * Literature

New poem

This is part of the upside of becoming a commuter again:

Morning at Pazmaneum

In morning sun, a mandarin
fills the station platform with
its citrous perfume, particles
of juice suspended in chill air;
each half-transparent segment shines
as though lit up from within,
shot through with sunlight, lantern of
the east released from its frail peel.