No:

This poem was originally published in Marrow - a collection of poetry and prose by Sutra.

I once had an idea that shone over a city
but then fear came
with the body of the whole sky
and swallowed it.

This is a thing that fear knows how to do

wide mouth
and ten stomachs
always grasping

always.

But today
I said No.
— Sutra


About Sutra

Sutra is a Ghanaian-British voice of power, whose creative work is centred on an ethos of community, vulnerability and healing. From an early age, Sutra has been passionate about the art of storytelling as an act of individual and collective resistance. Sutra released her first body of work as a musician and a writer in 2015.

Entitled 'The Art of Being,' the mixtape was released on Soundcloud to rave reviews, and picked up a day later by BBC Wales. Its lead track, Where You Are, was played on the Adam Walton Show. In March 2017, Sutra collaborated with other creatives to co-direct and release her first music film, Waves/The Water, which has since been screened in London, Tokyo, and Yaoundé.

 

Image: Sutra.

This poem was originally published in Marrow - a collection of poetry and prose by Sutra in 2018, and shared with the permission of the author. All rights of the author reserved.