I Am

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I am

I am January – an anthology of backstreet pubs and lost poetry

I am February – writing stanzas on the inside of lavatory doors

I am March – pondering how snow falls on the Underground
I am April – a surprise verse illuminating a stubborn page

I am May – having a tantrum over old northern business

I am June – that man racing camels up and down sand dunes

I am July – old metal rolling on a road to nowhere

I am August – a red fox etched upon a pavement

I am September – slugs of warm gravy swimming in cold custard

I am October – one lit window in a row of sleeping houses

I am November – coal dust and mascara making eyes glitter

I am December – grandad’s ancient map curling at the corners

I am


7 thoughts on “I Am

  1. Hi Davy. The lit teacher in me always wishes you’d have some study questions (and answers) at the bottom of your posts! I’d love to know what inspired it. Beautiful imagery as always. 🙂 Alicia

    1. Thank you, Alicia. This was a poem written for a poetry anthology. The inspiration was taken from a writing group I’m part of in response to the prompt, ‘I Am.’ I used the calendar months to represent the different people we can be at different times. The responses to each month reflect different events in my life.

  2. Beautiful lines, Davy. You’ve given each month a befitting a character. Love the contrasts of depth, warmth, and intent. I hope you get this comment. I replied to your previous posts but somehow my words didn’t show up. Wish you well. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Terveen. I’m sorry about your previous comments not showing up. I will check through my system to find out if they have been put somewhere else. Hope all is good with you. Happy New Year, and looking forward to reading more of your writing.

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