POEM Geoff Lajbrok

NWR Issue 101

The Goose in the Suitcase

Janina clamps the bird between her thighs
and lifts its thick snowy down neck skyward
before gently shaving the feathered throat
to expose the pimpled pink skin beneath.
No tears, just the crimson slice of knife
the joy of fresh blood and the love of life...


Geoff Lajbrok, the eldest son of an English mother and Polish father, lives in Cambridge where he rises every day at dawn to write before going off to work. His poems have until now remained unshared and undiscovered, except by his family and close friends who are forced to listen to every word he writes. He is currently working on his first collection of poetry which he hopes to publish in the autumn. ‘The Goose in the Suitcase’ won the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, 2013.

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