Touch – Hannah Esplin

I wonder if ever I’ll feel again

A special thanks to Hannah Esplin for her fine contribution to Voices and the competition. Hannah is a keen poet who is based in Dereham, and ‘Touch’ is a thoughtful and profound offering we are sure everyone will appreciate. Thank you Hannah and keep up the excellent work.


I don’t feel like I used to.

I’ve lost touch with myself.
My fingertips spread forwards,
Towards the sea of memories
And nothing comes back.

I wonder if ever I’ll feel again,
Feel silk stretch under me,
See a new world of colour,
Let me go back 

But as my fingers touch ,
It’s not the same anymore.
Sore eyes are a common sight,
Sleepless in Seattle.

A generation of roses arise,
Surround me all around 
But thorns scorn the soul
And I’m back here.

Awake in the bed.
Woken in a daze by the same
Looping coup d’etat
Inside of my head.

Hannah Esplin, 16, Dereham, Norfolk

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