Song of the Week: “Don’t Panic” by Coldplay

I’ve been making dinner, listening to a random “December” playlist.

This song comes on and I’m not washing lettuce anymore.

I think I’m seventeen again.

I think I’m wearing the long wool coat I bought at Value Village ten winters ago. Antonia and I are wandering the suburbs after curfew, drawing in the powder on the hoods of cars, feeling our toes disappear at the ends of our damp high tops, sitting in the snow and looking up at winter Orion in his night pants. We are reverently quiet. We tell each other, We exist.

-Annik Adey-Babinski


Annik Adey-Babinski is a Canadian studying poetry at Florida International University in Miami. You can find some of her poems in the upcoming issues of HobartMOJO and Salamander. Her internet address is annika-b.blogspot.com. Erica Nicole Kenick took her picture.

 

 

 

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