The bulb dribbles to a dim.
Tears of light draw and drip
From the ceiling’s sun.
Drooling a trickle,
Little by little,
Into their cans and cups.
Beads of bright
Of giggles and drunken riddles
Through the room.
Casting creases of conversation
Cut by a clink – a bump – a scratch
Of bobbing bottles and beer caps
That punctuate the gossip scraps.
In clustering close
You catch the last droplet of light
Slip to the tip of her nose,
To her lips –
And when smiling at your remark,
She drains the room to dark.
Imogen Davies is a student of French, Spanish, and Catalan at Durham University. Currently on her year abroad and apart from her beloved hometown of Aberystwyth, she is exploring Barcelona as an English Language Assistant with the British Council. Her work has appeared in Aberystwyth’s Ego Magazine and Durham’s student paper, The Palatinate.