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…

Gone, but where?

1, 2, 1, 2 – Hello – is this thing on? – Can you hear me? – Hello…   I understand that you’re gone But where are you A carved out tree, ashes collated in a jar They have no reminisce of you, just charred coal to float in the wind But not you I…

Curtain Call

What a beautiful beginning to an end that I was privileged enough to get to say hello to Each one of you unique in your way, each one of you bringing a smile to my face for plentiful reasons Let’s hold back the tears, save them for another time and remember that I’ll still see…

Oblivious

Along down the pathway, everyone so un-lovingly tactile They don’t see that if I was a parcel they’d mark me as fragile They barge, push, don’t even look up from their phone Surrounded by everyone yet they make me feel so incredibly alone People I don’t even know walk past and make me go crazy…

Eventually

I thought I’d be taller by now I thought I’d have more money in the bank, maybe a house to show. A couple of pets, a dog- maybe three I thought I’d have more direction and opportunities, especially after my degree. Twenty-five is a pretty ‘adult’ age but there’s really not much to it, I’m…