Tess Springall & Kate Simms

True Colours

Hiding in my shell
Protecting my vulnerability
The hard impenetrable casing
Knock and I clamp shut
Talk gently and quietly
An opening may appear
And you may see my true colours


Tess and Kate wrote this poem together at Creative Response in Bognor Regis. Creative Response, based in Farnham, uses visual and performance related arts to support vulnerable people. During our project people were encouraged to write lines alongside their visual artwork, and the creative environment proved a productive environment for writing. Other writers connected with Creative Response were: Vicky Hulatt, Rachel Best, Miranda and Roy Eldridge.