Photography © Jennifer Matthews



Lily pads just float with no worries,
Across the crystal blue stream,
Nothing in the air but the whistling of the breeze,
I can’t remember the days where I was so carefree,
Nowadays, every which way you are bombarded,
With fear, with hatred,
It’s a putrid state of affairs,
My once brown longs, grow darker every year,
I miss the forest floor, the dirt, and emerald leaves,
My body yearns to dance naked in the rain,
Not watch it fall behind a window,
Humans were not meant to be trapped,
It feels like a prison without the cameras and guards,
If we are so free, why do we need permission to leave our homes?
I would rather free myself of the strings that society has on me,
To live naturally, to dance amongst the trees,
In the water, where I can swim, where I can breathe,
Where I can float, a place I can be me.


K.G. Munro an author, poet, and artist. She speaks English, Korean and Japanese. Monro once worked as a climate ambassador for GlobalConscience.World.

Poet/Photographer Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.