Teresa – a poem by Martin Potter


stark immured the city
against creeping infestation
its scorched and frosted plateau

abode of the untamed
a seven-dwelling vaulted soul
she gazes out guard-tower

haunting then turns in
sight strives to soak through
cold tangled innards

the forgotten corridors
old doors for fusty stairs
destination unclear

and first hesitant steps
seeks the outsider and inner guest
who grounds the same

Martin Potter (https://martinpotterpoet.home.blog) is a British-Colombian poet and academic, based in Manchester, and his poems have appeared in AcumenThe French Literary ReviewEborakonInk Sweat & TearsThe Poetry Village, and other journals. His pamphlet In the Particular was published by Eyewear in December, 2017. 

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