Death Pact


Jessica’s a fabulist
I tossed a carrot on the decking
He eats the bread like a sandwich
with no filling
Breakfast is for winners, she said
If it jars you, then good
Brooms are the most sombre of the cleaning tool family
Antonella is a fabulist
How often do you speak to yours?






Christening Dress


A new thing like a mirror or nothing
maybe blue maybe white
maybe grey like an ocean dying
maybe the voice of the eunuch astrologer
maybe baby blue micro-check baby




SOPHIE COLLINS is co-founder and editor of tender, an online quarterly promoting work by female-identified writers and artists. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Poetry London, The White Review, and elsewhere. Reviews and other writings are published in Poetry Review and Dazed & Confused. In 2014 she received an Eric Gregory Award and was a poet in residence at the LUMA/Westbau exhibition space in Zürich. She is currently carrying out research on poetry and translation at Queen's University Belfast.