Jane Fraser Esson

Jane Fraser Esson read English at Birbeck College, London, has worked as a journalist and is the author of three volumes of poetry. Her poems have been published in several poetry magazines. Her interests include the arts, travel and environmental issues.

Four Spanish Widows

Tapping our white canes
we move along the pavement,
eyes behind sunglasses.
Motorbikes roar past –
we see the dim shapes,
feel the rush of air.
The noonday heat
bears down upon us,
scorching our clothes.
Four black figures –
our white sticks try
to make sense of the road.

Jane Fraser Esson

2nd prize, Second Light Network Poetry Competition, 2002.

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