Laura Lincoln – (Yr 12, Karamu High School, Hastings)

So here we are

What’s a few men
             who throw their arms around me
                         when you are not here
                                     to connect my dots

Tell me you need me
            I’m losing my touch
                      playing snakes and ladders
                                 on the back of my hand

Give me a reason
             to change it
                          to fall at your feet
                                     knee deep in solution

Make me want to
             remove your coat
                           and let you
                                         warm your hands
                                                      on my stove