FULL HOUSE

Bringing focus to a less-considered side of homosexuality, Hayden Westfield-Bell's poem looks at the life of two elderly lesbian lovers. Illustrated by Dilly.

All wings when hand in hand:
Arms flailing, connected lightly
At the joints but failing
To stop the flap-flapping
Caused by warm summer winds.

Benched, with knobbed knees
Twitching under long skirts,
They turn and kiss
With sandpaper lips; slipping
Together like wrinkled cogs.

At night, they tear their
Clothes aside and rest,
Hands on thighs, lying
Side by side exploring furrows
With nervous fingertips.



'Full House' was published in Popshot's 6th issue, The Love Issue, which has now sold out. To ensure that you never miss a future issue of the print magazine, subscribe from just £10 a year.