Forget Me Not

We watch you distressed, tears, upset The lady is following again No matter how much we try to reassure You’re adamant she’s no friend Agitated, confused; clearly irate Once again we try to calm you and reiterate We attempt to cover, block & shield Hiding the stalker you anticipate The individual you keep on seeing…

The Effect

The Effect by Lucy Prebble A play that explores mental health, and the first play I watched in theatre that made me cry.

Bernard’s Watch

I can’t wait to have my own house. I can’t wait for my boobs to grow. I can’t wait to be taller. I can’t wait for skin to clear up. I can’t wait to have a dog. I can’t wait for it to be Christmas. I can’t wait for the weekend. I can’t wait to…

Coastline

green blades wimble in the soft, warm wind, similar to those improvising at a silent disco rock dust floats and prances, spiralling like those of a ribbon twirler at a street carnival. With no haste or appointment the steps I take are delicate, precise, gentle. My troubles clear but my mind busy, my soul appreciative…

This Girl Can

Maybe you’ll find a man, settle down and have a kid in the next few years. Maybe you’ll live alone with 178 plants and 3 dogs. Maybe you’ll be a stay at home mum, Maybe you won’t Maybe you’ll be a fire-woman, an astronaut or president. Maybe you’ll be the first in your family to…

Happy Anniversary

‘Happy Anniversary’ I say to me. As I rub my eyes, stretch, and walk downstairs to make a cup of tea. A memory pops up; Facebook has its uses. ‘One year ago today’ – I’m greeted with a photo booth picture of me and two friends. A night so fun, exciting and refreshingly new. Yet,…

Don’t Call Me Skinny

Some people just assume because you can fit in the clothes they can’t, that it’s okay to call you out on that What some fail to see is the cons that come underneath the seam they so desire to squeeze into Although my metabolism keeps obsession off the scales, that’s not to say my body…

What am I doing?

What if everything was meant to be What if the clock-ward tick is for a reason What if the downpour came today for the plant we have yet to see What if the flower that once bloomed so bright now sits dried and parched. Times used to be so much simpler, full of less worry…

Charcoal Rain

You’re probably already aware of this but the Amazon is alight I’m not one to stick my nose in – oh actually yes I am, so I’ll tell you a few facts or two to shut down this ecological damaging sham. These fires happen each and every year Though at this point it’s more than…

The Three Knocks

I talked to my friend about death today I talked to my friend about loss I offered up my apologies even though not an inch of it was my fault I offered out an arm of support, an ear to listen and a helping hand if ever needed and then I went for a walk around…