mole

Just a mark on my right sided cheekshowing up when I was about three,to be honest, I don’t think too much of itIt came out, showed up, and all day just sits So what, it’s like a dirty markkeeping my cheek So what’s it like, this big brown stain How does it feel, does it … More mole

Birthing

The innerexpress-ion of theheart, impreg-natingthemindgiving breaththrough vocabularyand orderingatoms on atoms into anan expression on paper thatother eyes may caress tenderly.Confused mess unravelling be-fore me, the pen takes overa mind of its own. Seem- ing to make sensewherethere is none, on-ly neur-ons bum-ping and baking. My eyes read what my brain con-ceived throughmy hand. Did I, … More Birthing

Those walls

It was the scratches that did it. Screams writing in time, recording history’s horrible hatred as desperation grapples to escape man’s inhumanity to man, and woman, and child. It wasn’t the hair, or the shoes or the trinkets, or laces or the piled bunks in rooms crammed tight with pain and suffering, foreshadowing what was … More Those walls

Black Umbrella

Just a clown walking through the pale grey concrete shrine to movement . Multicoloured cap and over- sized shoes framing the exaggerated tree contained between their colours. Every step met with derision and laughs as he gripped his black umbrella, finding strength in its handle. His eyes darted around looking for refuge and fell on … More Black Umbrella

Bliss with a kiss

A moment in time with a prick in the arm and a rush of confusion and infusion. Opiate racing through my circulation. Its’ horrific bliss with heroin’s kiss My nose is itchy, and my tongue is dry. Stomach retching. Is this the high they spoke about when sharing the wonders of poison in brown, wrapped … More Bliss with a kiss

DEFCON 1

Disappointingly defeated Despisingly distraught Dumped in the dilemma Daily disasters have brought Escalating emotions Exhausting energy Emitting the elixir Emphatically to nought Feeling like failure Fearing my thoughts Fixed on the firestorm Fierce friction has wrought Chokingly charred Chimney all choked Chased by the challenge Cheers so remote Opportunity opposed Origins obsolete Observing my onslaught … More DEFCON 1