Sophie Taylor

Apocalyptic bliss
A Sunday evening

It was like walking
through a deserted fairground.
The streets were dead
almost, apart from the
occasional creaks and
squalls of wind.

The sky resembled
candyfloss. A septic
smothering swirl of candyfloss
that I gazed at
as I dragged my feet along the
pavement, and
devoured the air.

Apocalyptic bliss.

 

Coma

Everywhere I go,
I crawl like an ant.

Tiny scraps of my mind
Spread around me like
Ashes

And the worst thing
is that
it never stops. It never
rests.

I gaze around for an
escape route
but I do not see one.

Tumbling,
Turning,
In a silent tornado
Can I, for just one small
second,
escape this mind,
escape this life,
and be free?

I’m Sophie, a 16 year-old southeast Londoner who has a passion for language and culture. I’m an International Baccalaureate student, but when I’m not studying I’m immersing myself in literature, music, film and any other art form I can get my hands on. I have been writing as long as I can remember. It is only in the last couple of years, though, that I have started writing poetry. Many of my poems are products of brief outbursts of emotion and creativity – sometimes at the strangest times of day (like 3am, for example). Poetry is my favourite form of literature because I think it’s such a powerful form of expression and captures my exact thoughts and feelings at a particular moment in time.

I’m Sophie, a 16 year-old southeast Londoner who has a passion for language and culture. I’m an International Baccalaureate student, but when I’m not studying I’m immersing myself in literature, music, film and any other art form I can get my hands on. I have been writing as long as I can remember. It is only in the last couple of years, though, that I have started writing poetry. Many of my poems are products of brief outbursts of emotion and creativity – sometimes at the strangest times of day (like 3am, for example). Poetry is my favourite form of literature because I think it’s such a powerful form of expression and captures my exact thoughts and feelings at a particular moment in time.