Catch Me If You Can

by Jenny Potter

Smudges of neon watercolour stain
The powder blue of the heavens.
Towering stems slash at bare shins,
Marking pink, criss-crossed fire
Across epidermal brickwork.

Fields dusted with poisoned petals
Glow yellow in the waning sun.
Rich greenery shrouds footed clay
Leading through lush summer growth

To trees of suitability: tall, spindly, straight
And curved by some forgotten force –
A ceremonial graveyard.

Final rays claw across horizons,
Bleaching the world in one last effort…
Cool night’s breath whispers its presence
And branches whip at retreating cheeks.

The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford. Written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff, new issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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