Poets Name Henry Bladon

Poets biography

Henry Bladon is based in Somerset in the UK. He is a writer of short fiction and poetry and teaches creative writing for therapeutic purposes. He has degrees in psychology and mental health policy, and a PhD in literature and creative writing. His work can be seen in O:JA&L, The Beautiful Space, Local Train Magazine, Mercurial Stories, The Ekphrastic Review, and Spillwords Press, among other places.

Zinc Horizon



Trapped in the inky lines,

incomplete memories battle


within a coal-stained cage

looking to the zinc horizon

and begging for help.


Alone and cold and empty inside

amidst the confusion,


another teardrop

will force its way out.


Conjuring broken bones

and dismembered limbs


jagged attack helps border your space

disconnecting you from the world

deprived of sympathy and understanding.


Your stage is a memory

dragged over unending emptiness


but done without pause

and done without fear.