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​The words I never got to say

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It’s three months after my grandmother’s funeral. I had been waiting for the holidays to return to her home, and enjoy a full one and a half months of her cooking; a full one and a half month’s break quietly anticipated even as I told her I couldn’t go on normal school days because of how busy I was.
 
And now, I visit her house. I put my slippers at the doorstep, push the huge oaken door, and almost,...

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Caribou Blood

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Hungry. Is that food? Probably. Check it out! Smells like elderflowers. Mmm, probably sweet? BLERGHJLHVFUGHSFK YUCKS, rot-food. Nevermind. Probably still edible. Tricky flower, smell delicious tastes like tongue-hurt. Need to eat soon. Don't want inside to hurt. A bit chewy. Flower looks too red too. Tastes bitter. 

Water? Water! Help with tongue. Water looks grey and shiny. Smells like car pipes. Lick it. EEEHSKJ WKELJ tastes bad. 

Too cold. Need hole and warmth. Blergh, smells bad. Warm though. Will do....
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Conscious Room

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I am afraid of the dark. I am afraid of the things that (might) stare at me, the things that (might) peer at me through their multitude of eyes, and the worst- the things that (might) talk to me in the middle of the night. Every night is a battle to calm myself down as I stare at the ceiling and the unlit light, telling myself that my stuffed toys will magically turn into guardians to ward off the unsavoury...

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six elements

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Six Elements

'Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus' -Wikipedia, Composition of the human body

Humans are made of six chemicals 
The elements of life summarised,
in what some say mechanicals 
in a way only nature had devised.

six elements of life summarised-
they tell me the particles of life,
in some way only nature devised;
ignore the vultures fed by human strife. 

they...
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six elements

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Six Elements- by Kelly


'Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus' -Wikipedia, Composition of the human body

Humans are made of six chemicals 
The elements of life summarised,
in what some say mechanicals 
in a way only nature had devised.

six elements of life summarised-
they tell me the particles of life,
in some way only nature devised;
ignore the vultures fed by human...
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Living Locales

​The words I never got to say

It’s three months after my grandmother’s funeral. I had been waiting for the holidays to return to her home, and enjoy a full one and a half months of her cooking; a full one and a half month’s break quietly anticipated even as I told her I couldn’t go on normal school days because of how busy I was.
 
And now, I visit her house. I put my slippers at the doorstep, push the huge oaken door, and almost, just almost, call out for her. The oaken door swings slowly back, the mouth of the house closing behind me. I wonder why my own mouth closes, shut tight with her name swallowed down like a confession, a refusal, a rock-hard truth too inedible.
 
She showed her love through food. In my rapidly fading memory, the kitchen was always orange-lit with sunlight, white ceramic floor speckled with blue.
 
Three months after her departure, the kitchen resembles her eyes-...

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Caribou Blood

Hungry. Is that food? Probably. Check it out! Smells like elderflowers. Mmm, probably sweet? BLERGHJLHVFUGHSFK YUCKS, rot-food. Nevermind. Probably still edible. Tricky flower, smell delicious tastes like tongue-hurt. Need to eat soon. Don't want inside to hurt. A bit chewy. Flower looks too red too. Tastes bitter. 

Water? Water! Help with tongue. Water looks grey and shiny. Smells like car pipes. Lick it. EEEHSKJ WKELJ tastes bad. 

Too cold. Need hole and warmth. Blergh, smells bad. Warm though. Will do. Can't help it. Need to cross grey, hard road. Leg pains when walking. Icy too. Walk faster! 

Yellow light? Sun! Miss the sun. Maybe warmer? 


"Get out of the way!" 

The road runs red with caribou blood. 

 

Geography of Home

Conscious Room

I am afraid of the dark. I am afraid of the things that (might) stare at me, the things that (might) peer at me through their multitude of eyes, and the worst- the things that (might) talk to me in the middle of the night. Every night is a battle to calm myself down as I stare at the ceiling and the unlit light, telling myself that my stuffed toys will magically turn into guardians to ward off the unsavoury things lingering about, and occasionally, I guiltily tell myself that whatever is out there will eat my father first. 

Despite the many long nights spent in my room, I still have to admit that my room is my favourite room. Ignoring the piles of clothing and worksheets strewn messily in the room, this is the room I spent many hours thinking- about homework, about my life, about the things I like to do. I think it's because of how the...

Poetry and Spoken Word Competition

six elements

Six Elements

'Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus' -Wikipedia, Composition of the human body

Humans are made of six chemicals 
The elements of life summarised,
in what some say mechanicals 
in a way only nature had devised.

six elements of life summarised-
they tell me the particles of life,
in some way only nature devised;
ignore the vultures fed by human strife. 

they tell me the particles of life
are drawn from the spring of serotonin
'deny the vultures fed by human strife',
head up, even as stones turn into rain.

down the sinkhole of serotonin,
did alice feel fear as the earth crumbled? 
heads up, even as stones turn into rain,
particles are nothing- in the mud I stumble.  

Alice felt fear as the earth crumbled. 
I expel the stale oxygen, willing for 
particles to be nothing- I stumble;
wishing for...

Poetry and Spoken Word Competition

six elements

Six Elements- by Kelly


'Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus' -Wikipedia, Composition of the human body

Humans are made of six chemicals 
The elements of life summarised,
in what some say mechanicals 
in a way only nature had devised.

six elements of life summarised-
they tell me the particles of life,
in some way only nature devised;
ignore the vultures fed by human strife. 

they tell me the particles of life
are drawn from the spring of serotonin
'deny the vultures fed by human strife',
head up, even as stones turn into rain.

down the sinkhole of serotonin,
did alice feel fear as the earth crumbled? 
heads up, even as stones turn into rain,
particles are nothing- in the mud I stumble.  

Alice felt fear as the earth crumbled. 
I expel the stale oxygen, willing for 
particles to be nothing- I stumble; ...

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