chalk-borders-by Sarah St Vincent Welch

Sarah St Vincent Welch’s ‘apron’

a lap for children
cover for bruised knees
pocket for safety pins
flower cuttings
catcher of stains and tears
patchwork gala of pain
where the peels curled
you fronted up for work
fronted up for work
the tie tightened
hand behind
finger knot
here  where I hid my face