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#thesideshow June 14th 2016 Home is by Madison Godfrey

home is a suitcase
I carry inside myself
and I can place it
wherever I please

home is any time
my laughter spills out
so violently and wholly
that I think there’s nothing left

home is the smell
of leaves after rain
of skin, of sand
or anything like lavender

home is not a person
or a place
home is always inside of me
no matter where my bed’s made


Maddie Godfrey is an Australian-bred poet currently living in London. She is enthusiastic about glitter, the colour purple and veggie burritos. Maddie is the current Western Australian poetry slam champion, and has also won slams in London, Cambridge and Oxford. Over the last year she has performed at the Sydney Opera House, co-written a stage show, and participated in the Women of the World Poetry Slam and festival in Brooklyn, New York. Off stage, Maddie’s work has been published on feminist websites, on a University poster, in anthologies and as part of a YouTube series. More of her writing can be found at www.facebook.com/maddiegodfreypoet