The Same Boat. A poem by Lauren Browne

“We are all in this together.”
“We are all in the same boat.”
“Everybody is struggling.”

My boat was full of water
A long time before you couldn’t
See the beach.
My lifebuoys were on their last legs
Because there has never been
Enough air in my lungs.
My quarantine has lasted years
Inside this broken boat.

I’ve been isolated from my self
For as long as I can remember.
But don’t worry.
Your quarantine will end
Because we are all in this together.
But don’t forget mine.
Mine is


From Waterford and currently a final year student of BA(Hons) Arts in English Literature and Sociology in WIT.

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