Rachel Sills lives in Manchester, England. She is the author of Two Hundred Houses (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2015) and Endless/Nameless (Red Ceilings Press, 2015) in collaboration with Richard Barrett. Her work has appeared in 3:AM Magazine, Stand, Shearsman, Tears In The Fence, Molly Bloom, Otoliths, Blackbox Manifold and others. She co-runs the Manchester-based poetry reading series Peter Barlow's Cigarette.
from A LIFE IN LEGGINGS
Swagger down to the chippy like a broad upright
blade of impure gold. These are Hebden Bridge
prices cheesy chips peas & chips chips & gravy
& not chips exactly but fries bendy & lukewarm.
The protruding abdomen of a pregnant woman, trousers
cut very low on the hip. The buttocks (singular & plural).
Add a large soft drink hackles rise over the price
Bullish leggings: aggressive op-art pattern or camouflage. Three-quarter length, ankle socks and retro Adidas.