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Do Not Lie Down

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Do Not Lie Down

written by: Meg Falconer-Robinson



Do not lie down,
nor let it end; give it all away

Have you so little faith
That you do not sense a reprieve from the clawing,
the gnawing
at the belly of your absolution

I see your polite smile
your swift courtesy
Whilst your brain is on fire
like the winter brazier
fueled by those who keep throwing on the gasoline

But do not lie down.
If you close your eyes and shut it all away
You may miss the sound of the rain.

Meg Falconer-Robinson

Meg Falconer-Robinson

Meg is a New Zealand writer born in Dunedin in 1981.
She gained a BSc in psychology from the University of Canterbury in 2015 which she considers one of her most surprising and satisfying accomplishments next to parenthood.
​She has had her work published in several online publications including SpillWords Press, Eat.Beautiful. and
She has worked as a freelance copywriter both in New Zealand and in the US.
She is fascinated by the complexities of the human brain, in both its conscious and unconscious capacity.
She has been putting the proverbial pen to paper since the age of 14 and describes her writing as a 'working through' ofa constant internal dialogue, and a self confessed indulgence in introspection.
Words matter.
These are hers.
Meg Falconer-Robinson

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