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01 Dec 2016

Immersed In Words Winner

Congratulations to Rachel Salisbury from London who has won £25 for her poem 'Snapshot' in our general poetry book Immersed In Words - A Collection of Poetry.

Snapshot

There's a cigarette slowly dying in the park.
Spluttering, wounded, its last words are
A silver spiderweb-thin trail of smoke,
Consistent, perfectly straight, whispering
'I have something to say! I have- '
Gone.
There's a painting hanging in the sky
Who stole it and put it there?
The gallery's only open for another 10
Minutes. Or so. And she's like:
'Yep, I'm pretty wondrous, take me in'
Gone.
There's a fox hanging out in my muggy
Pre-tea (pre-life) early morning garden.
Gloriously ginger, he bites himself sideways
Weighs up which way to jump, abilities,
Agilities, ambitions. Kettle clicks, he's
Gone.
But you. You have nothing to prove.
You do not disappear if no one's
Watching you. You are never alone,
Not while the world has so much
To teach you, show you, breathe.
There is strength in this solitary state.

Rachel Salisbury



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