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Light, And Bright And Ever So Shiny

Poem by Su Bray


“Let’s keep it light!”

Wonderful description

Terrible prescription

What happens when the light 

Is just not there?

Society demands positivity

And we answer.  But are we free?

With our cookie-cutter smile.

Smile full of cookies

As we choke them down.

Like dogs eating pavlova…

There’s a delicious moment

Of relief: “I’m fitting in,

I’m conforming:

I’m safe”

Who the fuck are you`

To give me the lines,

The shapes, the contours

And the implicit directive

To find a way to fit in?

Did no-one tell you?

I hate cookies.


I don’t eat cookies