Just Like Me, poetry written by J C Thomas at Spillwords.com
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Just Like Me

Just Like Me

written by: J C Thomas

@authorjcthomas

 

In the morning light sleepers lie
And the tracks bend
And the shadows
So slow and smooth
Dust the rough ground of
Grass and waste
They race towards the finish line.
Trees nervous like me
Brain waves and ambiguity
Spider-like veins
The main artery
Clouds set free,
Just like me.
Sloping shadows long
And the Earth’s spirit stretched,
Just like me.
A shared history
The battles are relentless
The heart beats incessantly
Resilience is key for you,
Just like me.
Fog, a cotton war.
Soft –
Just like me.
Flippant and capricious,
Just like me.
Transcending your
Man-created reality
And your dreams are like water,
Just like me.
Hold them tight
They thrive in flight
And coincide with memories
And roundabout ways sliding
Through a mental playground
A wise woman’s gaze
Is made of steel and sunlight
It burns the ground
Fired in every possible direction
Waking the dark
Rusted metal fence
A relic of 1990,
Just like me.
Branches straight and bent
Belonging to the same tree,
Just like me.
Sparrows on a telephone wire
Distant smoke from a garden fire
Birds and smoke in flight are free,
Just like me.
We grow together
Hot together
Melt together
Forever, ever.
Blood in my veins
Anastomoses
In my body
Pulses my visceral heart
Water in my rivers
Verisimilitude
In my body
My ocean beats
Governed by the moon
Cyclic nature
Revelation and rapture
Same laws “Cleft in twain”
Twinned for nature is clearly
An issue of scale
Manifestations of matter
Tissue flesh and bone
Earth rock and fire
Twins we are
The earth and me
And every family tree
Anastomoses,
Just like me.
Humans on all fours moving through the trees
Analysing mysteries,
Always manic,
Just like me.
Searching the wide open space
For humility, answers and grace.
My lungs like the forest are a breathing place.
My heart a clock
An intricate machine.
Tick goes the curious bomb

J C Thomas

J C Thomas

Jenny's debut novel, Awakening Worlds, is an eco-fantasy novel. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of the West of England in 2011. She spent two semesters abroad at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, USA. This is where she began writing Awakening Worlds. She recently graduated with an MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures from the University of Bristol. In her early twenties, she volunteered at a school for disadvantaged Burmese youth. There, she led creative writing and drama workshops. She also worked as a teaching assistant in an Aboriginal Community School in the Kimberley desert, Western Australia. She teaches English online by day and writes fiction and poetry by night. She is currently working on a novella to be released in 2021.
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