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Lucie

'The room is never big enough to fit your bicycle song, your smile, all those words you’re still looking for, the worlds you are creating.'

I never fell in love with yellow,
until you showed up in that raincoat
that drowned out the sunflowers,
and I’ll never understand how you can outshine the daisies,
without even trying.

You turn these streets into art;
lazy streetlights become constellations in your eyes,
the languages in your voice

dance

like 16-year-olds at their first ball.

Even in English, Czech rolls on your tongue.
You hear your heart in your voice,
and without knowing the words you’d use to ask your sister for a cup of tea,
I can hear how you’d talk of Christmas trees and birthday cakes,
how you’d sing of colours and your mother’s open arms.

The room is never big enough to fit your bicycle song,
your smile, all those words you’re still looking for,
the worlds you are creating.

Let’s never stop looking.

We’ll stay together in our postcards,
tucking hands and eyes and chocolate chip cookies into blue envelopes,
and when we get old we’ll meet again.
We’ll balance our rocking chairs on country borders,
sing do, re, mi in three different languages
and play the ukulele for guards in uniforms.

I hope the future finds us.

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Andrea Wold Johansen
Andrea Wold Johansen

Andrea, 21, writer and eternal optimist from time to time. I'm currently based in Winchester, where I spend my days trying to teach myself not to have sugar in my coffee and finish a BA in Creative Writing. Gets by on cake and blankets.

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