Fragments of Bone

Let me begin again, I say, as the bar blurs invisible, its volume reduced to the merest suggestion of others and it’s just us spotlit in the black womb-like silence of theatre and your question themes the play; let me begin again: I went to church last Sunday.

Inua Ellams is a poet, playwright and performer. His first poetry pamphlet, Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales, was followed by his first play, the award-winning 14th Tale. Currently, he is touring another play, /Black T-Shirt Collection. This poem is taken from his most recent poetry pamphlet, Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars’, published by Flipped Eye.