She inhabits an empty, barren world,

filled with vibrant greens which ripple into

rust and violet and corn and maroon,

and bright sunshine that reflects starlight on

the wrinkling water, the cosmos captured

in a wave, a star caught in a droplet.

The daffodils on the bank, swaying

in the breeze flowing down from the mountains,

blown forth by Zephyrus, perched of the pass

between mighty peaks, snow-capped in winter,

attainable by those who dare to test

their skills, and return fulfilled, a story

to tell to all they meet when they return

Home. For those who may leave, it is a dream,

a glorious paradise, an Eden.

She walks along the grassy banks,

sees the daffodils and the waves

and the sky, mottled with clouds

like clumps of flour not yet folded

into cake batter, which she cooks mindlessly

and then eats the tastelessness mindlessly

for something to take her mind off the fact

that she lives in a world of colour

and all she sees is grey.

About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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