Poems for Peace competition – Highly Commended: Ciéra Cree Drury

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Poems for Peace Competition: read Ciéra Cree Drury's Highly Commended poem.


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