Written by Sarra Culleno for the collection: 'Life in the time of #COVID'
"After my revolution, you might learn
to be free" said the world who's axis turned
grounds, skies and sea. Hadrian's Wall forgot
his enemy. London Bridge was left bereft of
feet to carry. There was no circus in
Piccadilly. At first, the oxygen
was not free; ventilated only for
bourgeoisie. True love was absence,
All creatures, have need for
hibernating. At last, our own cubs we
are rearing. Cage bars, like origami fold
into art’s framing; three dimensions we
are gaining. Perspective, like overgrown
gardens clearing, and hereby,
emptying, so apt rewards we will be
demanding for brave frontliners
duty serving. For redistribution we
are clapping. The revolution is beautifying.
Watch Sarra read 'World-Woking' in the video below:
London born and Manchester based, Sarra Culleno is a poet, mother and English teacher who performs at poetry events across the UK. She writes about children’s rights, motherhood, identity, gender, age, technology, the environment, politics, modern monogamy and education. Sarra is widely published. She features in many podcasts and radio shows, and was longlisted for the 'Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Prize'. Sarra co-hosts 'Write Out Loud' at Waterside Arts, and has performed as guest poet at numerous literary festivals.