By Amanda Addison
we’re stuck in this place,
together in what seems like forever
or maybe an unforeseen holiday?
broken in pieces
to be glued back together
golden cracks rebuilding a simple vessel
of all our imperfect impermanence
wabi-sabi is a Japanese world view centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection
A change in climate
Is it just me, or are the birds singing more loudly?
Do the freshly cut lawns smell sweeter?
Are the heavens painted a brighter,
more perfect blue
walkers march on,
Cyclists whir by
joggers pitter patter past
seeking a purpose
taking the air
whilst some are gasping
in this changing climate
Amanda Addison’s work is inspired by the natural world, travel and textiles. She has been listed for the Commonword, Fish Memoir and Virginia Prize. Flash fiction winner Dulwich Festival and EACWP. She holds an MA in Writing the Visual. Her picture book, Boundless Sky is a Carnegie/Greenaway nominee.