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Create new landscapes to the ones we know.


Pricked most by our familiar,

Flesh and blood inseparable.

They lie inside us.

We in them.


Insensible reason, deafening words

Distorts our clarity.

We eventually accept

In exchange for comfort.


When the north winds invade

Baring our skin

Parched. Scathed. Hungry.

There’s shelter to find

In their nest.


Patience frustrates the young

As the elders drink from their reserves —

The heart pumps faster

Escape is near


Tomorrow we’ll leave

The cord uncut

We’ll draw a fresh picture

Dream of terrains unheard.

Create new landscapes

To the ones we know.



  1. That last line is so powerful and really resonates with me at this time in my life –

    Create new landscapes

    To the ones we know.

    • Sandra Teles says

      Hi Maryn,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving your thoughts.

      Much appreciated.

  2. First of all I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if
    you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing.
    I have had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are
    generally wasted simply just trying to figure out how
    to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Cheers!

    • City Writers Room says


      Thanks for visiting our blog.

      With regards to kickstarting the writing, you might find it helpful to take those first 10-15 minutes to write whatever comes to your fingers. It may or may not make sense, but at least you’ve put something on the page, and you’ve cleared your head. It may surprise you.
      And even if you’ve written a hundred words after that, put it away and let it rest. Come back to it later, add to it and rewrite it.

      Hope that helps.

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