celebrating and creating our own LGBTQ+ history in honour of Sheila McWattie

day seventeen

When walking over Muddy fields

by Majikle


Start slow,

Keep your eyes on the baby steps low

Do not look too far ahead

instead, plod on

Know you will get there

Find stones and tree roots to press

your careful feet into

Follow the dogs for high ground, not pigs

they look for hollows to wallow in

Scan the sides for elevations

however small

And don’t take the bramble’s jokes

personally at all

When climbing up a muddy bank

follow the footprints you know

Steady as you

ninja go.




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Comments on: "day seventeen" (3)

  1. a sharply described country walk that takes me on other journeys….. political, of the heart….clever writing, thanks

  2. Lovely walking rhythm! Takes me outside..

  3. You have put me in mind of a walk I used to do as a child and given me some good life advice. Cleverly done. x

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