how quickly the room fills as the rain slashes coming down and shooting through the window like stars people pull out stools and the glasses on the bar shatter as stud buttons on sleeves cuff them i can feel desperate for conversation and i stare at you sideways you, with your arms crossed across your … Continue reading CONNECTION
the mountain of jumpers on the arm of the chair / the opened packet of biscuits with a twisted top / puzzle pieces, scattered and abandoned on the coffee table / a pen without a lid / 2, 3 different books / pink sticky notes / a lodged fraction of a crisp, nestled underneath the … Continue reading What does home mean to you?
i have a new prose/poem called BITS up at Foxglove Journal. This is one of the poems in my newest wip abt home, belonging & connection. It would mean a lot if you read it. You can read BITS at https://foxglovejournal.wordpress.com/
possessions now in boxes, supermarket bags and carrier bags, holdalls with busted zips
stains, stray hairs and the imprint of wooden legs
i lock in
finding new ways to adapt –
new way of getting places, shortcuts through rows of houses, new faces – neighbours, dog walkers and pub owner
same skyline, different angle to aspire from, building tops puncturing the blue –
spires as needles, moving in tandem on a machine –
threading a tapestry
as i fly by on my bicycle.
Kate Lewington is a writer/poet and blogger. She writes on the themes of belonging, loss, mental illness & hope. She is passionate about learning, social justice, food, music and comedy.
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