Poems & Essays

18 Feb

Rainschool

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In the season of rain
Of damp, dank morning
Walking to school
Iron brazier in hand
Woolly-hatted children carry the hot embers
Iron kettles held away from their legs
Coals inside nursed through the day
Cold, lift the lid and blow white ash away from the red heart
Rain pounds the roof
Wind pressing hard green avocados through the shutters
Oneplusoneistwoplustwoisthree
Home time never soon enough

 

  

 

Clementine Ewokolo Burnley writes essays, fiction and poetry, works as an organiser in communities of colour, and meditates. Her work has appeared in journals such as Versal, losslit, die Neue Rundschau, Bristol Short Story Prize, the Emma Press, Paragon Magazine, and in the Feminist Wire. You can find her on Twitter at @decolonialheart

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