Lessons in Gravity: Noises in the Garden
By Rose Schechter
Luck is to live in the garden
For luck —
We dig. We never leave.
(I heard a rumour — a head
Wet with rain living underground)
Dig far enough —
(8 arms I heard 9 10 maybe more
Dig deeper —
We’ve found bumblebees
A little further down —
(Can bees mutate? Do these things grow?)
So far — only compost.
About Rose Schechter
Rose Schechter is a writer from London. She grew up in Walthamstow and now lives in Mile End. Her work has been published in Hobart, tenderness lit, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Notes, and Bait, among other places. You can find her on Instagram @r0se.schechter
Lessons in Gravity
Poems from Museum of the Home by The Young Poets Collective. Edited by Anthony Anaxagorou. Get a copy of the anthology from our shop
About the project
Lessons in Gravity is a collection of poems written by young people aged 15–24 exploring themes of power, identity and the legacy of colonialism at the Museum.