“Fridays in Autumn”

Let’s drive to a new route this afternoon, please.
Hammersmith Barnes Roehampton Putney Fulham Earls Court

I’d like to watch the fall leaves fall,
time and space to feel a hurting soul,

because to feel so is the first step,
giving your walls enough strength to brave through winter:
this damn circumstance sold to you,

and to peel off the
dead layers you succumbed to
and later watch a smile bloom.

Published by troycabida

Troy Cabida (b. 1995) is a London-based Filipino poet. He has been a member of the Barbican Young Poets, the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and is a producer for open mic night Poetry and Shaah. His poems have appeared in TAYO, harana, Bukambibig, Cha and Ink, Sweat and Tears. His debut poetry pamphlet "War Dove" is published under Bad Betty Press.

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