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16 October 2014
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Ellen Factor

Ellen was born in the US but has lived in Derry for the last twelve years. She belongs to the Derry Playhouse Writer's group. She mainly works in video production but practices poetry on a semi-regular basis. She has read at various local festivals and events.

98% Sure by Ellen Factor
Now that the leaves have fallen
the trees feel cold, bare
disbelieving that anything could grow on them again
The heaviness of winter sneaks round their naked arms
Spring a myth a lifetime away

Now that the nights are long
they seem longer than they are
and I know i'm not like Lorca feeling
freedom under the night's cloak
I am like I
sleepless
or waking up clutching and sweaty
Daylight a myth a lifetime away.



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