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Lived, Live, Living by Karen Heyworth Taylor

Arts Richmond

Online - 24 February 2021

Lived, Live, Living by Karen Heyworth Taylor

Lived, Live, Living

I lived in my world, which I thought was real.
I had to live in the world and keep it real.
I was living in a world that I couldn’t really face
With a head that won’t rule my heart
And a heart that won't rule my head.

With this, it’s thus that expands the open prison,
with layers and folds that make up my prism.
I need to fly away and be absolutely free
from oblivious constraints and burdens put upon my face.
It’s a tear at my heart and at my place,
Thrice no regard or perception for a safer space.
The enemy is always near yet blind in its position.
To poison carelessly. the life of yet another person.

by Karen Heyworth-Taylor



‘ABOUT TIME’, the 2019 anthology of shortlisted entries from The Roger McGough Poetry Prize. Copies of this Anthology can be purchased for £5 including P&P from Arts Richmond.



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