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Poem: You are Here

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This week’s Poet’s Corner contribution is from Pam Makin.

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You are Here

Once upon a time, there was a bang
A big bang!
And stuff went hurtling all around
And it looked like chaos

Random bits bumped into
Other random bits
As all the random bits
Tried to find where they

And as bits of stuff
Found other bits of stuff
And joined together
Everything started to settle down

Stuff found its place
Its space

And in the aftermath
This ball of random bits of stuff
Spun in just the right way
In just the right shape
In just the right place in space

Its surface began to shimmer
And wriggle and crawl

And it’s all still a bit random
And stuff is still a bit chaotic
But now you are here too
Where you belong.

Pam Makin, originally from Melbourne, lives in South Australia. A marriage celebrant, she also writes poetry and short stories. She was a heat winner and runner-up at Spoken Word SA’s Summer Slam 2019, and is currently compiling a manuscript of poetry, ‘to get the written as well as the spoken poem out to an audience’. More can be found about Pam at her website here.

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