in the dark lightly


an edited version filmed by G.C – extract of
in the dark lightly 
nine in ten
walk with family
walk with friends

eyes wide open
darting sideways
hand on phone
in the dark lightly

nine in ten
walk with family
walk with friends

step lightly
ears stretching out
nostrils  alert
ready to scream
in the dark lightly

nine in ten
live with family
live with friends

don’t ogle
don’t say a word
keep your hands in your pockets
your feet on the ground
don’t turn around
keep away

nine in ten
walk with family
walk with friends

she hid in the cupboard
she fled down the street
she slid through the cracks
in the dark lightly

nine in ten
call a friend
call family

in the dark lightly by Fern Smith 2013

http://whatdoestheworldneedtohear.wordpress.com/

This poem speaks to recent alarming statistics of women being harassed in public in Australia. Counihan Gallery Brunswick for “what does the world need to hear” concept and design by  Alex a very inspirational woman. More on Alex http://maybetogether.com.au/alex-desebrock/

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