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After the parade

by Je'Neille Swartz 3 months ago in social commentary
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For Hjordis & Nicola

After the parade
Photo by Luca Upper on Unsplash

After the parade the lights went out

After the parade the stars shone through

After the parade we lay about

After the parade what was our due?

After the parade...

we stood still

we moved slowly

we sat quietly

we thought

we roused

we breathed

heavily at first as if in labour

and then we laboured

and then we toiled

and then we danced

and then we stopped...

After the parade we turned on the lights

After the parade we chose our fights

After the parade we stood to be counted

After the parade like trees we were planted

After the parade we told our story

After the parade we triumphed in glory!

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Je'Neille Swartz

I can't stop thinking about writing. Being a writer is like being an artist, you are either exceptional or inconsequential. Honestly, I've been afraid of both. I promised myself I would DO one small thing that scared me. So, here I am.

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