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earthly melodies, cosmic messages by C. Kenn Adams

Updated: Jul 8

mountains all calling to me and i can hear them over the noise of the

old industrial empires of the north that still bombards my ears

not even the echoes of familiarity can deter my direction forward

to a realm i’ve affiliated with

as long as i can remember

i know myself more than ever before

and the voices of the high altitudes

low riverbanks, green fields

and yellow rock are as tempting as they’ve ever been

they spark in earthly melodies but carry cosmic messages

i’m choosing to listen

with full attention

a state of continued disbelief

paired with eagerness is evoked in reflection

the sweet, fresh air and hemlock trees of bohemia were my true

friends

for a long time

i asked

prayed

and rejoiced in their company

they brought me all i needed

i returned the gesture with scripture and simply being...being

there’s nothing more that i can do

other than be

other than take another step and listen to the ancients

for guidance

my bohemian revolution has come to full speed

and i’m on the ride

with unreserved temperament.


C.Kenn Adams is a biracial, queer poet, writer and amateur photographer born in Gibraltar and raised in Liverpool, where he currently resides. He has a deep interest in issues regarding society, race and education. As an English teacher, he has lived in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile; Prague, the city of a Hundred Spires in the Czech Republic; and, most recently; Figueres, Catalunya – the birthplace and home of renowned surrealist artist Salvador Dalí.

The main outlet of his creative expression is through poetry, and his poems mainly surround the themes of race, relationships and identity. He is currently planning to write a fantasy novel.

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