‘From The Morning’

I was annoyed with myself for even considering taking the walk downstairs to the canteen. Past all of the faces expecting me to smile and greet them like I was the host of some elaborate but shit party. I wanted to just stay slouched at my desk, behind the two big monitors I had strategically…

Hide and Seek

The usual process is to sit on the floor and hide my face, a bit like a young child playing hide and seek for the first time, waiting for the grown up to come and find them; but I didn’t want to do that this time. So, I tried to become that child who is…

Arabella and the Moonstone

She projects and intense vulnerability that turns to defiance when provoked, and it didn’t take much. Any multitude of non-events could lead to insubordination you would never expect from something some innocent. Despite this, people found themselves forgiving her not long after. Naivety was a common misconception, but one that she allowed to continue so…

Moonstone…

She is obsessed with the night, and her true self twinkles through the constellation of characters she has created and incorporated into her persona. In a galaxy so vast that all sense of time and reality have ceased to exist, it is hard to know which star is the original. It’s possible that she isn’t…

Arabella

How can you protect a girl who willingly accepts ill intent, and would let you break her heart, just so she knew how much you could have loved her?   How can you knowingly destroy the day, knowing it longs for the night?   You just do. You just did.

Black Eyed Dog

I know I’m sad when I write poetry, and I know I’m depressed when I can’t even bear the thought of picking up a pen. When I am staring at myself in the mirror for long periods of time to try and force the tears to stop – well that’s a different thing all together,…