Henry Bladon

Henry Bladon
is a writer, poet and mental health essayist based in Somerset in the UK. He has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Birmingham. His latest poetry collection is “Hotel Multiphobia” published by Impspired Press.


broken glass runway

On a sweltering day in Seoul
when my tongue was so sore
it felt like I had been
licking the pavement

I walked past honeyed houses
and diverted into a theatre made
of papier maché where I watched a film
about two musicians who fall in love

I got lost in the plot
and forgot that we had argued
but when the film ended
although I wanted you back

I felt like a fallen mannequin
at the end of a broken glass runway

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