drop everything

drop everything

I feel like I am trudging along, holding all these important things in my arms, and they keep slipping, so I am constantly stopping to adjust my load, and I am so tired but I keep putting one foot in front of the other and trying to move forward. When all I really...
Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

Perched on the grassy edge in sun-baked brightness While across the river branches and leaves drape shadows and secrets of cool green.  Toe dipping with a sharp intake of breath I lower my unicorn-clad feet into water  stained burnt caramel from the peat. Candy...
First attempt triolet

First attempt triolet

Before your breath leaves your lips, remember, words can be doves or bullets, choose wisely. Soften each phrase, to kindness surrender before your breath leaves your lips, remember. You can always speak your truth with candour yet not cause shrapnel sharp anxiety....
Isolation, continued

Isolation, continued

Tomorrow is June 1st 2020. Tomorrow marks eleven weeks since I went into work. Tomorrow, according to the government, we can ease lockdown. It’s too soon. I shall remain ‘alert’ as instructed which means I will remain home as much as possible....
Ritual of Vinyl

Ritual of Vinyl

the weighted substance of an LP in your hand, presence and promise promise and ritual sliding softly from the sleeve weighted yet delicate, you handle with gentle care your fingertip touch transfers vinyl from sleeve to deck slotting central circle over central spike...