Thunberg in front of the Swedish parliament, holding a “Skolstrejk för klimatet” (transl. School strike for the climate) sign, Stockholm, August 2018 courtesy of Anders Hellberg  under CC BY-SA 4.0 license

to be like Greta Thunberg
you must become yourself
completely as though there
were no prison of skin to stay inside
no ego to say don’t try
no doors to close
the kind of bravery that moves
lives is not second hand
it is the ultimate it’s like an
we can do it trip
the magic liberation of person
we’ve been dreaming for
the closeness of fish in water
pure semiosis and pre-verbal closeness

© 2019, Linda Chown

One thought on “Being Greta Thunberg, a poem by Linda Chown

  1. dear Linda, Thank you so much for this tribute to Greta Thunberg. She is all that you describe, all of that & more. I am astonished by her humility in the face of all the raves she is receiving, her grace & her courage. I have seen her interviewed on two TV shows; in one interview with Amy Goodman she was interviews at length. I learned that she has
    Asperger’s syndrome & she is glad about that because it provides her a greater power of
    concentration. What a lovely way to praise what others might find a disability.
    Thanks again. I hope she is seen more & more as a heroine for our time. Love, Bev

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