A list poem for my past self

you will wish you could unlearn

the words people have used to describe you.

you will unlearn words you have used

to describe others. 


you will let go of the anger 

you spelled the same as your middle name. 

you will embrace the anger

fuelling fires of change. 


you will stop setting fires 

within the atrium of your heart.

you will fall in love with how

you look in love. 


you will love the sound of wheat

in fields you saw through a train window.

you will watch the harvest each year,

you will remember the cycles we move in.


you will write poems 

as if they are love letters.

you will teach your fears

to become love letters too


and you will be kind, 

you will be kind



Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2020

My poetry collections:

Flowers on the Wall UK

Flowers on the Wall US

Between the Trees UK

Between the Trees US


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