Universities across the country have been subject to unprecedented levels of violence from the police, targeting a resurgent wave of activism against the privatisation of the university system.
Waiting for the sunshine to stroke your face
Waiting for your eyes to open
Waiting for Today to punch in
Reaching for coffee
Reaching for clothes
Reaching for volume
Eager, intent, up
He looks at me standing, naked
Come back to bed, he says
I’d like to see you burn
A ‘National Day of Action’ has been called today. The event currently has more than 1 million confirmed attendees on social media, with students set to travel to London from all over the UK.
In the space before I wake, I soar – Limitless
In the shape before you speak, I glide – Impervious
In the breath before That Day, I dreamt – Unfettered
I look at you but you don’t see me
I reach for you but you don’t hold me
I yearn for you but you don’t need me
Whisper, silent, hurt
I look at you standing – naked
You perch on the windowsill…
Who needs a bed?