Friday, 13 December 2019

Sudden Prose Reprints: from "Of Wife" by Alison Winch

from "Of Wife"

i   On the Manner in Which Wife Introduces Her Self

The marriage counselor has me sit on his chaise longue, behind him a long green garden like a secret glade. I pretend to be one woman.

On this body is a head, I explain, and on this head is a pack of spaniels, a pack so dense they are a mind. And they fawn over men. Men made up of golden light, muddy crystals, kissing cherries. 

Alison Winch
Darling, It's Me (Penned in the Margins, 2019)