Take It is a spoken word piece that was read as part of Goblin Baby's UNHEARD Festival 2015 on the 20th February at the Bread and Roses Theatre. On this website you can about the other readers/writers who will be featured.
It was read by Emma Sylvester.
Take it. Take it on the chin. Take the complement. And run with it. Take it with you Through the dark streets And into the night Take it with you
Brush it. Brush it away Brush back your hair And keep walking Brushing close Keep in line And don’t look back Leave it behind
Shrug it. Shrug it off Shrug your handbag Back onto your shoulder Clutch it close Hold it tight Don’t let go But let loose. And lose it.
Play it. Play it cool Play yourself for a fool A little light A little smile But don’t say it. Just play it.
Play it out.
In the same direction
- Room for two under there?
Laugh. Take. Brush. Shrug. Play.
- It’s a bit small.
There’s two now.
- Or room for more?
It sits in the air, loud
Feel it. Feel the cold. Feel the rain. The dark
They laugh They take They brush They shrug And play - Hey fuck off. Fuck off with your taking and your brushing and your shrugging and your playing it cool. It takes two minutes of me walking along the street. My street. Using my feet. My street. My feet.
Before we meet.
And you? You Take it too The complement The threat The fury The relief You take it with you all day And don’t say.