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Mobile Photography & Art Saturday Poetry – ‘Breathe. As in. (shadow)’ by Rosamond S King


This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Breathe.’ by Rosamond S King. King is the author of Rock | Salt | Stone (Nightboat Books, 2017), winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Poetry.

“I often revise poems using my ‘shadow poems’ exercise detailed in the book Spellbound: The Art of Teaching Poetry. I take a poem, and then rewrite it in different ways or contexts: the poem’s shadow, the poem with mustard, the poem divorced, etc. This poem is the ‘shadow’ of ‘Breathe. As in.’, a response to Eric Garner’s murder by police, which was originally published in Transition magazine. Both poems are part of my ‘Living in the Abattoir’ series, set in a speculative space similar to the USA, in which people of color live in an abattoir (slaughterhouse) in which they are both workers and meat. The poems address how under difficult circumstances people pursue both survival and joy”, explained King.


I have matched this image entitled ‘Caught in the Storm’ – by @ange_ombre – Ro Lannes, with this poem.

You can view and follow her work on Instagram here.

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Breathe. As in. (shadow) by Rosamond S King



. As in what if

the shadow is gold

en? Breathe. As in

hale assuming

exhale. Imagine

that.      As in first

person singular. Homonym

:. As in subject. As

in centeroftheworld as in

mundane. The opposite of spectacle

spectacular. This is just us

breathing. Imagine

normalised respite

gold in shadows

. You have the

right to breathe and remain

. Imagine



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‘Caught in the Storm’ – © @ange_ombre – Ro Lannes

Poet – Rosamond S King

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