spoke

Last nights dream, film, photography, conversations overheard, watching my mother dye her hair over the sink, doctors appointments, memory, the nail technician holding my hand, music, moments of deep intimacy, melancholy, navel gazing, climate change, death. Living inspires, informs and influences my work, and life is dizzying.
—  Warsan Shire on what inspires and influences her poetry, for Spoke