‘Early Walkers’ A highly commended poem…

Delighted to have a poem ‘Highly Commended’ in the I Am Writing Poetry Competition. Extra special for me because it came off the back of this year’s I Am In Print Festival in Bristol.

Here’s the poem…

Early Walkers

Two figures shimmer on the path 
ahead, struggling with a skittish charge, 
a team of walking echoes.

Perhaps they are enduring ghosts, 
ancient drovers, journeys long 
complete, returning to an older task,

foot carving chalk routes a fraction 
deeper. Until close up, it’s clear –
they’re parents, caught 

up inside a toddler’s dawning 
delight, as she totters off, 
away and into history.

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