“Hyde Park”

4th of June, 2011

Tree shade, yellow hoodie and

her own floating lyrics above your head,

today there is an abundance of

uncharted places to be, fresh faces to see,

under the hot desert heat, hot desert beat. Today you’re still wounded, so

run so quick,

shout so loud,

move faster than forward

until they can’t remember your name anymore.

Published by troycabida

Troy Cabida (he/him) is a Filipino poet and producer based in south west London. His recent poems have appeared in TAYO Literary Magazine, harana poetry, MacMillan and bath magg. He is a producer for London open mic night Poetry and Shaah and co-founder of Liwayway Kolektibo, an arts and culture network providing space for UK-based Filipino/a/x creatives. His debut pamphlet, War Dove, was published by Bad Betty Press in 2020. Photo taken by Ray Roberts.

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