Sammi Gale

With Just One Glance You

make me lose       the feeling

of weightlessness         I live

on a diet of complaint    I spend

too much time placing     bets

on a watch’s sunlight      coining

new phrases on the wall:    with one

glimpse your face              skips inches

I am happy to be your pit        and for

your friends to mud-wrestle   in me always

an evening’s worth of      entertainment

leaves me feeling            grounded.


Sammi Gale is currently studying towards an MA in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Sussex. His poems and short stories have featured in various places, including New Linear Perspectives, The Literateur and Lighthouse. In his spare time, he edits a short fiction magazine called Exit.