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Just Like Me

written by: J C Thomas



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
In my body
Pulses my visceral heart
Water in my rivers
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
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 Thomas grew up on the edge of the Exmoor National Park in West Somerset, where the power of the elements shaped her imagination and formed her understanding of the importance of the natural world. Her debut novel, Awakening Worlds, is an ecology-themed fantasy epic about the destiny of life on Earth.

She explores elements of the 'real' alongside the spiritual, magical, and the psychological. She writes about the cosmos, ecology, nature, life, death and rebirth; its beauty, pain and the blurred lines between extremes.

Jenny graduated in English Literature from the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK, and spent her second year on an academic exchange to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

During her travels, Jenny led a creative writing and drama workshop as a volunteer teacher in Thailand and she has worked as a teaching assistant in an Aboriginal Community School in the Kimberley, Australia.
J C Thomas

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