A poem by James Massiah

A man wearing a black sweater.

In Poem 58 (Extended Edit), written exclusively for Soho House, the member and poet considers that, at this time of uncertainty and change, the things we love aren’t lost

By James Massiah   Image by Kasia Wozniak    Monday 3 August, 2020   Short read

James Massiah is a celebrated poet, spoken word artist and musician. He has read in London at the Tate Modern, the Southbank Centre and the Houses of Parliament, and has been commissioned by the BBC, London Fashion Week and the British monarchy.

Poem 58 (Extended Edit)

Soon land 
Soon reach 
Soon touch 
Soon home 

Long dry 
Soon rain 
Soon turn 
Soon change

Soon touch road 
Soon come 
Soon there 
Soon where? 

Mans here 
Mans dere
Mans deyah 
Soon deyah 

Soon g
Soon with 
Soon fam 
Soon kid 

Soon ball
Soon buss 
Soon catch it all 
Done fall 

Soon rise 
Soon up
Up so
Up soon 

Soon son 
Soon shine 
Soon bu’n 
Soon high 

Soon bump 
Soon line 
Soon smoke 
Toke soon

Soon? Seen
Soon screen 
Soon show
Soon know

Soon come 
Soon go 
Still show
Still know 

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