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

day four

On a winter’s day in February grey,

In England the sun still shines upon

Those of us who blossom and bloom

In heaven, over oceans, and from far away.


Temperature drop, wind unforgiving swirling leaves of red, gold. A highland fling.

Chubby poppy seed pod rattles, shrivels, splits revealing pearly blacks

to a temptress wind who draws and delivers them to warm moist earth.

Wherever the brilliant red paper-thin blooms appear, that is home.






A joint effort by Lauren Thompson (Christchurch, New Zealand)

& Fiona Thomson (age 58) Margate, Kent.





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