What I could do, but won’t – Jessica Hanson

 

I could put on those shoes there

the little ones

unlock the door and walk out

and not stop walking until I reached somewhere I wanted to be

where I could escape from the inexorable emptiness inside me

as empty as the house I have deserted.

No one need know, as long as I am back by sundown

yet I know I will not

(it’s not what people do)

I know I will sit here and dream of waves breaking

on far-away shores

of sunsets over foreign towns.

And I will learn to be content.

 

Jessica Hanson is an 18 year old with a love of writing, travelling and books. She tweets at @JessicaGraceH.

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Under and gone – Jessica Hanson

Inspired by Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculpture

 

Soon enough the divers will come

they will stare with sea-coloured eyes

at the lost community,

buried under the sea,

coral blurring the features of faces

that were once loved.

 

If I ever go there I will search

until I find a face that resembles yours

and I will run my hand over the coral of the lips

and caress the seaweed hair

and whisper in its ear

“you have been loved once,

and you will be again”.

 

Jessica Hanson is an 18 year old with a love of writing, travelling and books. She tweets at @JessicaGraceH.

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