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Along with the daily feature articles from our columnists, read works from our past contributors in the categories of prose, poetry and visual art, alongside interviews and other musings.

 

Flee

Photograph by @jseigar

Drumming against throbbing ribs, my

heart spurs me onward, throws me down

onto damp, grassy ground, sends

rushing blood through my ears.

Wait. Deep breath, eyes down, nose

near-buried in soil drenched in shadows,

and yesterday's rain. Barking, yapping,

vicious growling - so close. A yell.

'He's not here!' Squelching footsteps,

heavy, running. Away. Everything quiets,

I roll over, finding a starless sky.

Fingers clutch a heavy backpack: victorious.

Oskar Leonard is a teenage poet from the UK, focusing on observational and realism poetry.

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