Morning White Dove

Elvis’ great-great-great
grandmother
was a Cherokee

you can see her
in the cheekbones
the wilderness eyes

and hear the plains
echo in every line
of Mystery Train

together they listen
for the wind riding
through Graceland

and the rattle
of carriages
returning

 

Simon Cockle is a poet from Aston, Hertfordshire.  His first collection, River Lane (Arenig Press), was published in 2018. His poems have appeared in Envoi, iOTA, Dreamcatcher, The Lampeter Review and Prole Poetry. He has read at the Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2016. 2017 and 2019.
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