Seven and Six – Summer Meadow Phillips

There’s a cheeky angel pulling my hair

Many thanks to Summer Meadow Phillips for her kind contribution. Sadly, Summer lost her mum to cancer recently and was very keen to support the Voices project. As a creative writing PhD student, Summer loves formulating short stories and crafting poetry. We are sure her mum would be very proud of her work and for taking the time to share her talents.

Seven and Six

Don’t take me anywhere
I’m already there
There’s a cheeky angel
Pulling my hair
As I sit on a swing
And kick off my shoes
Forgetting this hospital
bed and its blues
When I root too deep
In the darkest glades
I’ll have imps and elves
Dig me up with spades.

Summer Meadow Phillips, Kingston University, London

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