September 2020

jo morris dixon




you wish you could buy bras in a bike shop
next to the racing bikes, handle bar tape in
every colour: urban pink / dusty pink / cork 

pink / scholar pink you wish you could buy

bras in a bookshop next to the travel guides

intersectional volumes on queerness and 

colonialism which give you hope you wish 

you could buy bras in a café next to the sugar cubes and mille-feuilles social distancing 

before the macaroons got put on display  

JO MORRIS DIXON grew up in Birmingham and now lives in London. Her poetry has been published in Oxford Poetry and The Poetry Review. She was longlisted for the 2015 Plough Poetry Prize and the 2020 National Poetry Competition. Her debut pamphlet I told you everything is forthcoming from Verve Poetry Press in September 2021. As an aspiring artist, her work can be found on Instagram @jmd_paints. 


(Image credit: Bicycle Lot (cropped) by Octavio Suarez, 2013)