Poems for Peace competition – Highly Commended: Ciéra Cree Drury

Contributor/s : Ciéra Cree Drury

Recorded on date : November 30, 2020

tranquility

people wonder why i spend the years

staring at the same old lake.

just the same man,

paintbrush in hand,

by the bridge on his own again.

again (yes, again)

because i do this frequently.

you see, people like myself don’t really care

for small talk or

shallow company.

i’d much rather stand by the water.

a place, at least one to me,

that i feel could handle my depth.

Ciéra Cree Drury

18 years old

Norfolk

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