The comforting warmth of a crowd Never fails to amaze Food and friends and ***** What more could a girl ask for
"Sexuality!" Somebody cries And we groan But we talk and talk anyway We explore ourselves Touch-starved children Rejected by brothers and lovers The pretty and the beloved of the world So we reach out to each other Curl into each other's affection For we have so much love to give And this- this is the only place where we know We can give it freely For others will take Take Take Until we are bled dry.
I hear of teenage parties As if they are mythology Of people hooking up And falling out Puking guts and gossip Like there's no tomorrow
I'd much rather this Using streetlamps to guide our hearts Staring up at the stars and asking What all of this means Who all of us are And what would happen if we were gone
Soon we will scatter Like leaves in the autumn We travel far and wide But though we may be apart We will never forget The tree to which our roots belong.
This is one of my favourite old poems, dedicated to my group of friends from back home. I was going through a lot and they were there for me without even realising quite exactly what I was struggling with. Although we have all moved away now, I'm so privileged to keep my childhood friends close. They are a light in an ever-darkening world.