Two Poems

Lynn White

Separate Development

We must develop separately, you and I,
you on your side, me on mine.
The wall between us
unscalable,
impenetrable,
unfathomable.

They built it so.

We must undermine it, you and I,
you on your side, me on mine,
Burrow beneath
the rocky foundation,
scratch away,
one stone at a time.

Wall fall down.

 

Lotus

If in the afternoon if I come upon a land
and find the lotus blooming there,
I wonder if I will recognize its flowers and fruits.
I wonder if I will remember its story.
And in the evening, after sniffing the fragrance
of the flowers and tasting the fruit,
will I have forgotten
to wonder.

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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem ‘A Rose For Gaza’ was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition 2014 and has since appeared in several journals and anthologies. Poems have also recently been included in anthologies which include – Harbinger Asylum’s ‘To Hold A Moment Still’, Stacey Savage’s ‘We Are Poetry, an Anthology of Love poems’, Community Arts Ink’s ‘Reclaiming Our Voices’, Vagabond Press, ‘The Border Crossed Us’, ‘Civilised Beasts’ from Weasel Press, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ by Silver birch Press and a number of on line and print journals.

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