Winner: Maria Cunha,
Maria Cunha’s poem ‘Comfort’ is the recipient of a 2020 Newcastle Poetry Competition Young People’s Prize.
The closet is a space I climb into for comfort.
I can sense the darkness enclosing around me.
My mother’s scent lingering in the air.
I can feel the softness of the carpet inviting me in.
To lay down and sleep.
I can hear the shouting starting again.
Maria Cunha, 13