Resurrection 2015

 
Photo by Melissa Reid

Photo by Melissa Reid

Easter
Day. I’m on
a bench, in The
Meadows, writing. The
sun caresses lingering coolness
from the breeze, nudges it to take its
weary leave ‘til autumn comes again. People,
the most optimistic, wearing shorts or sleeveless
dresses, lie on dew-damp grass, throw frisbees, kick
footballs, walk babies in buggies and dogs on leads,
as a lone kite soars into a blue and cloudless sky;
a butterfly cresting currents, it searches for the
summer.  I'd forgotten how this feels. This
blossoming of spring, this power of light,
this promise, this confirmation that
the earth is,  that I am,  that we,
we are so alive. Surprised by,
humbled by, my gratitude
for this new season,
I know that in
this instant
I need
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Gina Headden is a Creative Writing MRes student at the University of Strathclyde. She says, 'I live in Edinburgh.  I’m in awe of the power of words and love their music.  I recently had a story shortlisted for the Fish Flash Fiction Prize. Such moments are always welcome in amongst the knockbacks!   I’m currently writing a novel - and several other bits and pieces.' Gina is also one of our assistant editors.