I woke up thinking of you,
and the word, Komorebi
Japanese, for the light
that filters through the trees
I woke up and thought of the sunshine I found
in your arms
in your eyes
and the way it filtered
into my life, into my bones
despite the clouds
that filled my head
and I fall asleep
in the smell of your jumper,
pretending it isn’t winter
pretending you’re still here
The boy who is beautiful.
He is kind and smiles often
with broad shoulders and a soft voice.
The right side of his face, it has
patches of red, that caress his skin
and i wonder if it’s
a birthmark, or a burn?
and i watch him
in his white shirt,
with the last button missing
and i think to myself,
the boy, he is beautiful.
i feel like there is a house inside me
right beside the ocean
and the waves crash against the doors
and set my heart in motion
and sometimes at night the house is on fire
and sometimes at night it is breaking
and all the cracks and crevices, tumble down
inside me, inside, it’s shaking
i feel like there is a mouse inside me
that scurries along my veins
it runs, and runs, ripping at my skin
and i bleed but ignore the pain
and sometimes the ocean knocks down all the doors
and sometimes it just drowns the mice
other times the house is up in smoke
and there i am, trapped, inside
‘Year 1’ is a collection of photographs, taken with a phone camera, from my first year of university. Each represents a key, core experience in shaping my first year.
1.1 – The Oval Buildings: is a photo taken from my kitchen window, of the identical oval buildings in the village I lived in.
1.2 – The Smoking Throne: a.k.a an ash tray and an ensuite toilet
1.3. – Too Poor to Afford a Dryer: my clothes hung up on my curtain pole, learning to budget.
1.4: The Most Important Doors – my own, next to the girl that became my best friend.
1.5: The First: The student union, and the first club I was ever kicked out of for a cheeky tc (tactical chunder).
(September 2015 – June 2016)
Hi, my name is Shae Davies, I’m 19 and live in South East London half the time, and Leicester the other half. I want to create art, as much as, and in any way possible. I hope you like it.