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    [post_content] => The doors are scissor blades –
sever us, give us space.

We exhale in sighs,
hot frustrated hand driers.

Our eyes flash colour, marbles
rolling around our sockets.

These flickering lids speak louder than we could.

We are sinking, quicksand drawing
us through floors as we complain

about the people
bumbling down the stairs.

The doors chime. We reapply smiles
like lipstick.

The curtains are open,
we are actors, polite once again.
    [post_title] => The lift, a green room for the wheelchair user
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            [content] => Hannah is  the 2nd prize winner in the 19-25 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge on Young Poets Network.

She is also a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2, as well as a commended poet in August Challenges #1 and #4. She is also a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum, and the winner of the 2016 YPN/ Oxfam Even It Up Poetry Challenge in the 15-18 age category.
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She is also a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2, as well as a commended poet in August Challenges #1 and #4. She is also a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the V&A Museum, and the winner of the 2016 YPN/ Oxfam Even It Up Poetry Challenge in the 15-18 age category.
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The lift, a green room for the wheelchair user

Hannah Hodgson

The doors are scissor blades –
sever us, give us space.

We exhale in sighs,
hot frustrated hand driers.

Our eyes flash colour, marbles
rolling around our sockets.

These flickering lids speak louder than we could.

We are sinking, quicksand drawing
us through floors as we complain

about the people
bumbling down the stairs.

The doors chime. We reapply smiles
like lipstick.

The curtains are open,
we are actors, polite once again.