Cloud III. by Karina Bush

I should be at work
Window open
This hot satin afternoon
Room evaporates into

Milk on the breeze

The tree trunk
Expands and contracts

My ribcage
Expands and contracts

Where the trees give milk
In return for nothing

Milk the tree
Milk the tree
Milking the tree
Milking it
Up and down
In my best earnest
Milk on satin
Is the exquisite dress
To sleep in

Karina Bush is an Irish writer born in Belfast, and now living in Bangkok. She is the author of two books ‘Maiden’ (48th Street Press, 2016) and ‘50 EURO’ (BareBackPress, 2017). She is currently putting the finishing touches on her third book, a full-length poetry collection. For more visit