Annette Skade

Annette Skade is from Manchester and has lived on the Beara peninsula for many years.  She is currently completing a PhD on the poetry of Anne Carson at Dublin City University. Her poetry collection, Thimblerig, was published in 2013. She has been published in Ireland, the U.K. the U.S. and Australia and has won and been placed in several international poetry competitions.

I Saw a Colour

I saw a colour and thought it was you,
hanging on the back of the chair,
a blanket with no business being there.

Even though, straight away, I caught on
to my mistake, I buried my face
to breathe in suede, the slightest trace

of cigarette smoke and soap,
my heart wrung out like a rag
by a colour: your shade.

© 2020 Annette Skade