Things Hotting Up, by Belinda Cooke 

You tell me again today:
‘They are killing me in here,
they are good, but
they are killing me.

Weary, weary again today,
weary, weary, before.
When someone’s mind
is young it cannot let go.

I hope
I hope….


Published 12th of February 2024


About Belinda Cooke 

Belinda Cooke is a widely published poet, Russian translator and reviewer including seven collections to date. She has also recently written a prose memoir of her mother’s life: From the Back of Beyond to Westland Row: a Mayo Woman’s Story (The High Window Press, 2022). Her poetry collection, The Days of the Shorthanded Shovelists, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry.