7.23, and today the train
leaves without me. Through my tears
sun carves mountains
out of night, sea out of light,
spectrum of love becomes me,
and my heart asks how they lead
an outwardly normal life,
as the seaward noises say they do,
when the sunrise cuts so deep.
they can be here,
in the moment
Aziz Dixon draws on local Pennine and Welsh landscapes and life experiences. He has been published in Pennine Ink and online with Irwell Inkwell. He launched his latest collection, Poet Emerging, with a reading at the Burnley Literary Festival 2016.