Day 6: Park

This piece is a bunch of different parks all merged into one place, the picture is of Hyde Park.

The Park

A tramp lived between those trees

of course the kids destroyed it.

His husk of home, branchy, plastic,

marked out that dip in the bushes.

In larger parts of the park

were needles scattered like nettles

Sordid graffiti danced on the climbing frames

words like fuck and slut randomly

joined hands with phone numbers, love hearts.

The proximity of yelling children,

their screams of delight making runs towards me,

offer me innocence.

Me and her were swinging from a tree branch

which jolted our teenage bodies

up and down as we bend, jump.

Some boys enter the park

a gang, laughing.

Walking like they’ve just got off a stormy sea,

their legs knee-bent and swaggering.

Suddenly one lets out a cat like screech

runs towards a flock of birds

the entire park is lifted by the wings

the dirty coats and beaks of flying pigeons


The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

Posted in NAPOWRIMO Becca, Poetry Scrawls, Sara's Photos

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The Stirred team at Reclaim the Night Manchester 2015
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