I Am the Girl

Photo by Jennifer Burk on Unsplash

I am the girl, the
weight of air presses
it closes on me, like fists clenching,
ready to fight, it’s an
ozone alert
it is tiring me because I
can’t breathe in its noxious

I am the girl at the dunes,
trying hard to run up loose
mountains of sand
that keep…



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Jane Smallwood

Jane Smallwood


Passionate about poetry; mine is a work in progress. I’m an editor who reads a lot, but when I read in my free time, I don’t change a word. Love to paddleboard!