Sunday hues

This afternoon wears my sadness in her palest eyes of Sunday blues she said she’s not a languid Friday, with arms stretched out in forever she is the ending of infinity the beginning of an end she huddles from the cold, she is a dancer in slow motion, falling and her smile is thin and […]

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Clingy with goodbyes

I found my first goodbye in the palm of my mother’s hands, sharp against the smooth satin of our skin this goodbye was the rainy day that shaped the retinas of my eyes and the vertebrae of my soul It lasted longer than the days and the weeks I grazed my knees with it and […]

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A moment of fireworks

The boom freezes us in time and the clock stops – chimes in with a gift that shocks our pulse and floods our synapses, with tick tock packages of phosphorescence, incandescent, no? Really, I feel like we’re all a flock of fireflies in swirling smoke, evocative shadows on our lips I catch the static of […]

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Parting words and shattered worlds

The sunset is dead, oceans are crying, the sky is vicious in red, people are lying. Life is sickeningly beautifulAnd beautifully slick With the blood of the dawnThat arrives much too quick You walk as you yell,Left alleged of a purple dreamThe stars and the wind widen a voidTo pull in the morning and night, to divide the […]

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A gaze he had to meet

even in this crowded room it was the type of gaze that filled the air between them, it swerved the corners of reality with tangibility – he felt it’s whispers wrap the shoulders of his fears and write a message in the atmosphere for him to see the invitation that she painted there, in silken […]

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A lament for my lost instrument

It’s a pleasing thing to hear my whispers turned into roars by the ocean, timid sounds that roll around seashell necklaces of the mermaids I beg to magnify the crescendo of the waves and I crave the thunderous noise of my fingers like a pianoforte in the seafoam, or a screaming storm in a teacup […]

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Trenchcoat futility

Today I put on my trench coat full of desires of a different day I tuck my magnifying glass into my pocket and I am a bloodhound, hunting the air for your scent of poetry, vinyl and paint and hints of smoke and mirrors. I pad softly behind you, full of delusions and confusions I’m […]

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A night full of subtleties

In a night full of subtleties the moon’s ripples wrap around my shoulders in the middle of the blades you see the glistening lace of milky shades, please trace the faded patterns of my life, nuances written with a sigh, a little strife There, bathing in the crevices of my skin, touch me in the […]

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Peter Pans in Ever-land

There was a time when Forever was an easy thing to say when the leaves were lusc- -ious promises of another day and we inhaled the air with elastin lungs and hungry tongues That flourished in a bloom on our tastebuds Then, darkness was faraway and we were Peter Pans in ever-land dancing bodies, glasses […]

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Dreams of herself

There was a girl Her eyes blurred with rain and skin bleached by ghosts Her hair a wistful wysteria on a sun-drenched porch, that she wound round her fingers while she dreamed Of a self that she always looked for … She dreamed of a house Where purple flowers of her hair became a paintbrush, […]

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Friday effervescence

It was a cloudy, dreary Friday But that didn’t stop her The Friday effervescence Florescent in her veins She puts lush wishes on her lashes With fingertips of wanderlust She seeks out sunset crashes and rushes to the rain. She wears a watch of dynamite Her burning hands within her pockets She grasps a shock […]

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Lines of love

Inspired by this beautiful artwork by Muntazir (link below) … A paper disguise for a velvet love A love too much to stay on one page Over and flowing the folds of her dress As strong and soft as water A warm infinity pool of soft Cashmere blankets, Obsidian strength and kissed tears. Arms trace […]

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Rainbows and Predators

First: Words circling my mind, like the swirling, twirling colours of a gymnasts’ ribbon. Their rhythmic flutter brushing my mind gently, like the hair pushed back from my neck by a kiss. A selection of focused clarities, like emotions in fluid motion, waiting to pour from my soul in a tumble of happiness. ….. Second: […]

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Decluttering sadness

My name is sadness. We know each other well. Today I’ve been nesting. I’ve been in your cupboard, the one under the stairs, haunted by the ghost town of your life. I put on old songs and found fragments, litter, so many broken shards. Old photographs of friends, abandoned in their frames. A box of […]

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A box of your words.

I found, a faded, dusty box. Inside I found, not faded memories But those shining as bright as a neon lamp that I saw yesterday, suggesting I go in. … I opened the box. And longing for a broken dream jumped out and sat on my heart. Like an unexpected jack in the box given […]

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I lost my instrument

I lost my instrument I’m using yours my fingers motionless I play the song my headphones on I try to lose myself to find myself within I shake the bars a little hard to find the words I need that is what I need a new instrument for these instrumentals please come play the music […]

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I see you

You don’t see me, but I see you. Your downy fine hair of self-starvation is like a halo of an angel pushed to desperation. Dark hungry eyes, numb and empty. You grew too tall, too fast. Too much too soon and you still see it all at midnight when dreams surround you with sickening eyes, […]

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Unsaid things

have you ever wandered the dynamics of unsaid things? the lost words that gather in melancholy parties in the corners of our minds filling their cups with punch half full of shame and spilling over with fear until you are so drenched you feel like you’re drowning in a viscous liquid of regret those kind […]

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Empty selves

even inside all I could find were the facades, patterns fashioned passionless in lofty arrangements, payments in installments and endorsements of polished personalities instagram, fake tans realities a fatality in these expensive empty rooms gloom carefully swept, keep that shit away with sanitiser in a hashtag handbag don’t be sad, be glad who cares if […]

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The sorrow of an archipelago

‘when are we there?’ sighs the archipelago, indigo blue and frangipani hair solitary she sleeps weeps, wistful for pangea days she sympathises with the anemones in the rock pools, siphoning stagnant water needy tendrils lunging at the tide, hungrily, desperate for a breath, togetherness I wrote a script for the blue sun to dry up […]

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