Published 2009 now out of print
Published by Indigo Dreams .http://www.indigodreamsbookshop.com/#/carolyn-oconnell/4586178898
from Plasterer’s Mate 1992 by Toby Granville
You stare at me, impatient to be away
as the five o’clock light dapples your
marbled nakedness. Your eyes are already
elsewhere, every nerve striving escape.
The pan you fried eggs in lies empty,
the last of yesterday’s papers sculpted by
plaster wiping’s wait the black plastic bag.
Now our history-moled basement walls
are hung with new ochre skins
made from you unblemished plaster,
drying in the trapped heat.