Rebecca Lacey

Rebecca Lacey is also an actor and an artist. She has received 2 highly commended awards from Hedgehog Poetry Press for her collections Wire Wood and Swimming in Bed, both with contemporary female driven subject matter.

A Composite Wife

no, not just one partner
for here and ever after;
he needs a timorous blonde here,
a ballsy brunette there
he cuts off pieces of each,
makes a dreamcoat wife
not a singular trouble and strife
no, he𕒱s no fool
he needs a redhead for fire
after all,
intelligence, compassion and poetry
from his bespectacled mouse,
he collects strips from them all
pins them up on the wall
gets his mother to sew these seams
into the woman of his dreams

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