I imagine…

Image and words, “locked down” in body but not in mind:

I imagine…
Opening the doors again
Stepping out into air
And sunlight,
The song of birds whose
Voices are grown stronger
From being allowed
The space in which to sing.

I imagine…
Carrying my boat to the water,
Launching on the flood tide
Riding sparkling waves and
Surprising the seals who thought
We’d gone away, to plunder
And pollute another, distant, ocean.

I imagine…
With you, and you and you..
Painting a new view,
Of health, home and wealth
For each of us, by right of simply
Being here, the soil a human needs
To grow and bear our natural fruit.

I imagine…
Embracing you again and
Walking, hand in hand,
Through Autumn leaves,
To join the gathering of folk
And, together, round the fire
Fuelled with old and rotten
Furniture we’ve kept too long,
Begin our steps towards,
To borrow better words,
The early days of a better nation.

Chris Terrell – April 2020

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