Empty Vessels

by Lynn White

They look like empty vessels jingle jangling

the green light given to their recycling. 

Still full of air, like air filled heads,

filled with nothingness.

Emptied of knowledge.

Emptied of thoughts.

Emptied of ideas.

Ready for the crushing plant to

squeeze out the air and recycle it

for the next breath.

Ready to begin 

breathing again,


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Writers Bio

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem 'A Rose For Gaza' was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud 'War Poetry for Today' competition 2014. This and many other poems, have been published in recent anthologies including - Stacey Savage’s ‘We Are Poetry, an Anthology of Love poems’; Community Arts Ink’s ‘Reclaiming Our Voices’; Vagabond Press’s, ‘The Border Crossed Us’; ‘Degenerates - Voices For Peace’, ‘Civilised Beasts’ and ‘Vagabonds: Anthology of the Mad Ones’ from Weasel Press; ‘Alice In Wonderland’ by Silver Birch Press, and many rather excellent  on line and print journals.






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