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Sue Wrinch – Together

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Together – After Terrance Hayes The Golden Shovel honouring Gwendolyn Brooks

Tiny hand clasps hand as we
skip to school with a real

zeal to learn but a longing for cool.
One told off but we

weep together, lives fused, left
to sit side by side at school.

One attacked both become weapon, we
seek to hide as we lurk

in shadow, wait until safe, get home late
but make parents believe all is well when we

know we would strike
and starve for each other, walk straight

down a path of our own choosing, we
will always band together, sing

our own tune believing it no sin
for we have each other and we

could care less what anyone thinks, not the thin
popular pretty or even the scary gin-

ger kid, psycho in making, no, we
just strive to avoid, skipping like jazz

our legs dancing like bees bustling in June
sipping flowers careless and free we

don’t give a fig, never think we may die
but share life together and not part soon.

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2 thoughts on “Sue Wrinch – Together”

  1. I very much enjoyed the magic of experiencing the Hare’s springtime from inside. Wonderful. When I go outside next I will try to “hear earthworms tunnel lazily,…” 🙂

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