Things that don’t suck (after Andrea Gibson)

blossom – alive and wilted / bonfire smoke and cake / fresh air lingering on clothes /

finding limpet fossils aged six / learning about everything which came before you /

stones made of glass / pinwheels stuck stoically in English sand /

rain storms and rainbows / the city of Rome and how I re-taught myself to love /

daydreaming and wishing / pennies thrown into fountains and wells – 

copper hope / gin and berries / cats and cuddles and kisses /

pasta dishes / lullabies / collective naivety that something better always awaits 

our time worn faces and weary heads / growth / and more unbridled hope.



Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2020

Between the Trees UK

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