Simon S Jackson

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Simon Jackson is an award winning writer of poetry, plays, films and music. He was director of Living Arts Space Theatre Company, Manchester and a features writer for gossip magazines in the 1990s. He worked as a musician in Serbia, a journalist in Poland, a history teacher in Egypt and was Head of Drama at Newton International College, Lima, Peru before returning to the UK.

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Defeating Gravity

Have I told you the tale of Icarus?
How he and his father stepped onto thin air and flew,
flew from captivity?
Imagine the feeling, an air cushion beneath your chest,
gliding onto winds warm and buoyant as the Med,
floating on a cloud lilo. The ending?

Don’t worry about the ending.
Imagine the view, even better than from our perch
up here on the fourteenth floor.
Imagine the view as they soared above the turrets and towers,
the farm yards and factories.

I know it’s hot, my love. Keep away from the door.
We’ll press another towel along the ...

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