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Andrew Bellamy
Andrew Bellamy

Andrew Bellamy, 22 from Cardiff. Spent three months of this year travelling in Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Bali with his girlfriend before commencing an MA in the Teaching and Practice of Creative writing. Trying his hand at short stories, playwriting and poetry and realising there's a lot of work to be done!

Thoughts of Warm Home by Andrew Bellamy


with thoughts of warm home,
the shoppers are
slow moving
for a young mother
struggling with
carrier bags,
(bus-ticket in teeth.)
She is young. And she deserves
no better as she squeezes past.
into the space they had
to eventually clear.
The pushchair wheels are turning
barely. She is a nuisance
and she deserves no better.

Nobody speaks.
Nobody thinks
to offer up their seat
and it is quiet
but for the motor
and the child.
He drips clean
vowels from a finger-full
mouth and stares
with pure wet
absent eyes. Softly
at play
with the sounds,
of the joyful nonsense
at the heart of life.


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