Bejeweled by Lynn White



This little piece of gold
will not be enough
to feed the fruit
of my swelling belly.

And it will take bigger scales
to weigh out the quantities
we will need to survive.

But I still have jewels to sell
and I think they will be

I shall weigh them carefully.

It’s in the balance
but I think there will be

© 2020 Lynn White


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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Light Journal and So It Goes.

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