“London, My Playground”

Moving in Earls Court.
Alone in North End Road at midnight.
Lost in the snow in Chelsea.
Rainy days tucked in Fulham.
Lost in Colliers Wood.
Summer naps in Richmond Park.
Rehearsing in Putney.
Falling in love in Becontree.
Running around Hyde Park at dawn.
Exhausted from Seven Sisters.
Contemplating in Kingston.
Celebrating birthdays in Roehampton.
Trying it out in Shepherd’s Bush.
Taking the night bus from Willesden.
Drunk in Romford.
Road tripping in Wandsworth.
Laughing around Oxford Street.
Music videos down Kensington High Street.
Saying goodbye in Hammersmith.

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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