Every act impacts

Every act impacts

Smile with your eyes, let the mask

Be your gift to all.


Every act impacts

Think of all the three-toed sloths

When you run the tap


Every act impacts

See the girl beneath the skin

Before you decide.

– Lesley Downing


*Campaigner and activist Lesley Downing from Bury opens up about her 2020; from an election blow, climate change campaigning, and the global pandemic in our features section, which is linked to this poem. She ponders on the impact literature, travelling and her spirituality has had on her and how our small actions can have a big impact – positively and negatively. Take a read here.


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