POST 243# – SAFE

I wrote this poem just a few days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

It is what is known as a specular or mirror poem. You will see what I mean when you reach the last line.


I am safe

I am in the bath

Outside it is not safe

Fierce winds are tearing down the trees

People must not drive

They say

Stay indoors

There is a red weather warning

A storm is raging outside

A pandemic is surging throughout the world

Putin might invade Ukraine

At any moment

I am in the bath

I am safe

Now read the poem again from the bottom line to the top.

© Andrea Neidle, My Life in Poems

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