Stretch until you fill the walls, fill the alcove,
the spot underneath the T.V that you always
forget to clean, coat yourself in dust like
glitter at Glastonbury.
Become a wave, unseen but
fill ears right through, from the cochlea
electric shock to the brain until you are moved,
face the sun like it was meant for you, let your skin feed,
move towards it like daffodils that push through,
emerge, a brash yellow reminder,
let the colour return to your face like how spring stretches
out each minute so it isn’t dark yet.
Let your fingertips feel the softness of air,
blow on them, let them know, you are still there.
Louise McStravick is a writer, poet, teacher and proud Brummie. She has performed her poetry at events in the UK and abroad including London Literature Festival at the Southbank and on BBC Berkshire. Her first collection, ‘How to Make Curry Goat‘ is due to be released with Fly on the Wall Press. Follower her on Twitter @louloudoodoo
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