What Tune It Really Is

‘What is my mother's song? Who my mother is in my head has changed so much...it feels like a jukebox in there, in which a bunch of inpatient people keep changing the track and everyone is arguing over what tune it really is. 

There was lots of 80s R n B and Soul growing up. My musical taste is still so informed by that. I listen to it and it reminds me of her, my mother. 

At the time I didn’t always like it, but it’s interesting how I can build a connection with my mother through hindsight, and even if we didn’t get to enjoy it together then, develop a new relationship through it now.’ - Vanessa Kisuule, Bristol, Poet

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