Birthday

Birthday Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate Week 10 – Birthday The parcels are dropped just outside the door and the dogs bark to alert us of their presence. All shapes and sizes, some light and some heavy. My little brother floats around them...

Then & Now

Then & Now Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate 11th March 2020 Running late, again. Rushing out of the door stuffing a bag of crisps and a chocolate bar into my backpack. Shouting goodbye to mum. Rushing up the hill, racing the double...

Listening

Listening Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate We watched the world change, Shrink. Now we watch it change again – Nothing fixed, nothing still. Spinning at a thousand miles per hour, Dizzy. We’re watching the world change, Rushing. Bursting....

Cancellations

Cancellations Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate A note in my phone entitled Summer Twenty-Twenty That maps out dates and prices Like rolling out an ancient atlas; Treasure marked with an X. It starts with a weekend in Prague. Unknowing...

Boredom

Boredom Lockdown Diary Holly Peters, Plymouth’s Young City Laureate With one click, it’s sent away. The document attached, flying off through invisible channels too small for us to see. White turns to green. Submission received. My second year at university complete....