Still now, her hand,
Ghost white in moonlight,
Smooth as alabaster.

Silver as angels’ wings,
the pharmaceutical foil.

Serene, at last, her face
Washed clean
Of clouds and rain.

Dee Rimbaud was born in Glasgow and lived there until he was fourteen. Since then he has lived in many places, but recently returned to the city of his birth. His poetry, prose, and illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies in the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia. His first full-length poetry collection, The Bad Seed, was published by Stride in 1998.

In 2000, he was the recipient of the Eclipse Readers’ Choice Award. Dee’s website address is

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