Our children will remember this year
All over the world
As the year when hugs were dangerous
And they longed to go back to school
They might remember it as the year
When skies were empty and blue
When the air suddenly smelled sweet again
Even though it was rationed and rare
Our children might think of it as innocence
When we thought pandemics were rare
Or they might think of it as the turning point
After which we made things more fair
Tamara von Werthern is an award-winning playwright based in Hackney.
You can read more about the success of her dystopian short film, I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire, here.
Her play The White Bike, and climate change book Letters to the Earth, featuring her contribution, are available at Pages of Hackney bookshop on Lower Clapton Road, which is currently closed but still selling book tokens.