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Hymn

It’s one of those days where you’ve found God, finally.
You’ve been heathen for weeks

but now your body—
its bumpy legs, its fingers gripping the kettle

—now your voice, its own animal, belting out
Aretha in the garden that you’re lucky to have

—now your mood, reflecting off red brick terraces,
and painting the pavement in light

have brought you in under the wing of religion.

It’s one of those days where God’s right here,
not bearded or sandaled, not a bloke in a robe,

just your body, walking uphill to the park.

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The Way I Flourish

Poems from Sheffield Flourish’s The Way I Flourish creative writing course, exploring themes of narrative, identity, journey and home.

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Let’s imagine, for a moment, smoking is an animal. What kind of animal will it be? Something violent and endangered, I think. A bizarre evol…

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I rode around the garden today on a big white horse.I was naked except for sunglassesSometimes it helps.To feel extravagant and theatrical.D…

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‘Isn’t it dark outside?' you say, looking out the window from the settee that has itself known better days. Now it feels selfish to have op…

‘Isn’t it dark outside?' you say, looking out the window
from the settee that has itself known better days.
Now it feels selfish to have op
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