What I have learned from this life, and yet

  I was reading a tweet about body image yesterday, how we should be proud of the body we have regardless of our shape (which I agree with, and liked) when at the same time I was sitting in the garden, holding in my round tummy, and sighing about the size of my upper arms.Continue reading “What I have learned from this life, and yet”

Sabre tooth post-truth

Our Modern life is full of Sabre-tooth tigers Warring of clans and poisonous spiders Dirty dank water and cavernous pits Furious fires and razor sharp cliffs Or so our brain thinks, accustomed to caution Hard wired to react, all out of proportion A disease of our time, a shameful admission Anxiety and stress that weContinue reading “Sabre tooth post-truth”

Wake

Normally I am Little Miss Hopeful, relentlessly optimistic about humanity and our future. Some days, days like the day I wrote the first “movement” of this poem, drops of despair and confusion trickle through and for a while it becomes that much harder to find the light. I wrote Wake after reading my morning news,Continue reading “Wake”

Enough

Enough. Enough, haven’t you got enough stuff Haven’t you filled that gaping hole inside Haven’t you stymied that gnawing lust and pride? Enough. Enough, don’t you realise you are just not that tough? Haven’t you softened just a little bit Haven’t you fed all the demons in your deep, dark pit? Enough. Enough, can’t youContinue reading “Enough”