May – Addictions: People

Photo credit: Denise Smith “Life support” Follow Denise on Instagram @deniselifeart or on FB Denise Smith (Photo Album – My Streets).


I waited on the wire
while the others leapt
down to this planet,
they went before me
I didn’t want to come,
to this place,
where hearts get
bruised and beauty
is burnt
and destroyed
to make something
that will be thrown away

Finally, I leapt,
entered the world
and slowly I found
the scattered,
in unlikely places,
they appeared
in classrooms,
on continents
I wasn’t born on,
in workplaces,
next to piles
of paper, to-do lists,
far from the village
of our hearts

There are those
who are chained
to my heart
and there are
the passers by

© Tanya Southey