Shayla Lawson’s poem, Strawberry Swing, is the feature for the Spoken Series this month. Shayla’s website describes her as, “Author, designer, and generally creative person.” After reading and listening to her poetry, it is clear that she very likely inhabits much more than just those enormous, expansive worlds.
From Strawberry Swing:
we play / we only practice
when we kiss each other. But I am not
pretending. I need you / to know: I have
loved; I have love. But I do not have faith
that all our good will rid these times
of grit. I make room for when you go; I live
here, in what will come.