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I make my home among timeless things.
The hills, the valley,
the neck of the river.

Borders, boundaries,
sketches on a map.
Limiting land with language and law.

Listen hard,
There are words of guarding,
not sharing.
The country hasn’t spoken,
the country knows,

my breath will not choke the air.
My sweat will not make the rivers swell.
My feet will not cause bridges to crumble

I make my home among timeless things.
Compassion, community,
a sense of whole.

 

Chris Hemingway is a poet and singer-songwriter from Cheltenham. He has self-published two collections (“The Future” and “Cigarettes and Daffodils” on lulu.com) and has read at Cheltenham Poetry and Literature Festivals. He is also developing a WordPress Blog and Facebook Group “Tell Me Everything You Know About Poetry, I’ve Got 15 Minutes”, title taken from a quote attributed to Phil Ochs.

 

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