stdClass Object
(
    [ID] => 21673
    [post_author] => 23
    [post_date] => 2021-06-18 09:03:55
    [post_date_gmt] => 2021-06-18 09:03:55
    [post_content] => In two hundred years all archaeologists will find of my life
will be plastic bungs. I fall asleep on them. I am the princess
who can’t feel her peas. They leave me bullseyed, looking
as if a tick has bitten and left redness as its triumph.
All they will find are these stoppers which prevent my body
from getting contaminated. They come in boxes of three thousand,
enjoy running between my fingers into the guttering, finding
their way into nooks in the car. They have tiny nubs
inside of them, filling the orifice of a syringe. My life
has always been about stopping. The pause before,
prevention of secondaries. I’d bury a locket
if I didn’t think it’d be stolen by an anorak with a metal detector.
I’d bury a syringe if they couldn’t test it for opiates.
Here I bury the artificial pea of my pauses.
    [post_title] => Item 293.7 Rural History Museum, 30/04/2221
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => item-293-7-rural-history-museum-30-04-2221
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2021-06-21 14:53:07
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-06-21 14:53:07
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://poems.poetrysociety.org.uk/?post_type=poems&p=21673
    [menu_order] => 0
    [post_type] => poems
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [meta_data] => stdClass Object
        (
            [wpcf-published-in] => 
            [wpcf-date-published] => 2021
            [wpcf-summary-description] => This poem is commended in the Young Poets Network 10th anniversary challenge in 2021. This challenge offered the opportunity to respond to any previous challenge or feature published in the first ten years of Young Poets Network. Hannah Hodgson responded to The Future – what does it look like to you?.
            [wpcf-rights-information] => 
            [wpcf-poem-award] => Commended, YPN 10 challenge
            [wpcf_pr_belongs] => 
        )

    [poet_data] => stdClass Object
        (
            [ID] => 16852
            [forename] => 
            [surname] => 
            [title] => Hannah Hodgson
            [slug] => hannah-hodgson
            [content] => Hannah is the first prize winner in the Poetry and Political Language Challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the Orwell Youth Prize. She is the second prize winner in the second Bloodaxe Archive challenge, about White Space, and is commended in the fourth Bloodaxe Archive challenge, Take Note. She is also the second prize winner in the 19-25 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge, and in the Keats challenge on Young Poets Network, part of The Poetry Society's celebrations of Keats's bicentenary in 2021.

Hannah is additionally a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2, as well as a commended poet in August Challenges #1 and #4, and in Young Poets Network's 10th anniversary challenge. She is also a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge, in partnership with the V&A Museum, and the winner of the 2016 Even It Up Poetry Challenge in the 15-18 age category.
        )

)
stdClass Object
(
    [ID] => 16852
    [forename] => 
    [surname] => 
    [title] => Hannah Hodgson
    [slug] => hannah-hodgson
    [content] => Hannah is the first prize winner in the Poetry and Political Language Challenge on Young Poets Network, in partnership with the Orwell Youth Prize. She is the second prize winner in the second Bloodaxe Archive challenge, about White Space, and is commended in the fourth Bloodaxe Archive challenge, Take Note. She is also the second prize winner in the 19-25 age category in the Turn Up the Volume challenge, and in the Keats challenge on Young Poets Network, part of The Poetry Society's celebrations of Keats's bicentenary in 2021.

Hannah is additionally a winner in the 2016 Young Poets Network August Challenge #2, as well as a commended poet in August Challenges #1 and #4, and in Young Poets Network's 10th anniversary challenge. She is also a winner in the 2016 Behind the Curtain poetry challenge, in partnership with the V&A Museum, and the winner of the 2016 Even It Up Poetry Challenge in the 15-18 age category.
)

Item 293.7 Rural History Museum, 30/04/2221

Hannah Hodgson

In two hundred years all archaeologists will find of my life
will be plastic bungs. I fall asleep on them. I am the princess
who can’t feel her peas. They leave me bullseyed, looking
as if a tick has bitten and left redness as its triumph.
All they will find are these stoppers which prevent my body
from getting contaminated. They come in boxes of three thousand,
enjoy running between my fingers into the guttering, finding
their way into nooks in the car. They have tiny nubs
inside of them, filling the orifice of a syringe. My life
has always been about stopping. The pause before,
prevention of secondaries. I’d bury a locket
if I didn’t think it’d be stolen by an anorak with a metal detector.
I’d bury a syringe if they couldn’t test it for opiates.
Here I bury the artificial pea of my pauses.