Ecotone, by Cai Draper

The leather-bound matter

of my father’s back in the water

is all in view. The deal maker

whose own family holds me

in the ecotone with dad

on the tip of my tongue.

So Greg is the name of the man

who rolls through the waves

I watch from shallows.

His thick unflinching front crawl 

shifts my spine. I must follow.


Published 27th of May 2019 


About Cai Draper

Cai Draper is a poet from south London, based in Norwich. He recently completed an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA. His work has been published by Burning House Press, Poetical, DRAFT London and Salo Press. @DraperCai