Trevose Head Lighthouse
When the storm blackened our windows
we buried ourselves in-
to cotton and each other and began to build
the weather in a jigsaw.
First were the corners to set our boundary, then,
to find spring in one thousand pieces.
The Lighthouse took shape from gappy fog
in the window on the floor.
We stuffed rock pools with clouds and birds
in flight and, pleased with our efforts,
placed the confetti-blossom in the gutter.
Our foreground bodied out.
In the light of the season of this room
we warmed our hands, subtracted a layer
from each other and moved on all-fours
in search of the last piece of sky.
Sophie Dumont is a writer based in Bristol and Bath. She completed her Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University in 2019 and became Bristol’s Boat Poet, where she held a residency on the harbourside and toured her work. Sophie has also written three immersive theatre productions for Riptide Theatre Company, Leeds. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize 2019, longlisted for Mslexia and The Poetry Book Society’s Women’s Poetry Competition, highly commended by Poetry School and Nine Arches Press and published in The Interpreter’s House. www.sophiedumont.co.uk