tazhancock

United Kingdom

Message from Writer

I write to live a million different lives.

lemons and justice.

June 10, 2020

PROMPT: This I Believe

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I believe in lemons,
Plucked with fissured hands,
Mixed with sugar and love and secrets,
Baked in a steaming pie.

I believe in rain
And the smell of damp earth,
Copper and grief and tears,
Forging a home inside this body

I believe in this country,
This soil, founded on prejudice,
Forged from bones in shackles,
Built on sneers of cold command

I believe in justice,
In our voices, in theirs.
The cacophony growing louder
and louder and louder,
until 
they
hear.

I believe in you, 
In me, in us.
Hands tracing collarbones,
Fingers dancing in palms.

I believe in strawberries,
Picked from my own backyard,
Grown with hope and faith and longing,
Blood red and sickly sweet.


 

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3 Comments
  • Dragonfly

    So beautifully written! I love the rhythm you create! Also the way you mix simple objects with greater beliefs!


    9 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Ooh there's something about this piece that is just wonderful


    over 1 year ago
  • inanutshell

    i love this so much. love the simplicity and directness, love the underlying notions of hope and humanity. wish i could like this more than once!


    over 1 year ago