Poetry: Floating In The Air

floating in the air happiness is elusive but in tiny flickers of light that break through it’s a bit of a surprising twist of fate or at least that’s how it feels when i’ve been drifting so long and so afraid candles and incense fresh and clean belief in myself and others i stared into…

A Letter To Valerie: City Watch Report

Trigger warning: Sexual assault, abusive relationships. If you or a loved one need help with any kind of abusive relationship, call 1800 RESPECT or visit Relationships Australia at https://www.relationships.org.au/ Continuation of Rivalry: A Tale of Two Spies – work in progress but hopefully one day going to be a whole book xo Dear Valerie, I…

Poetry: You Haven’t Changed At All

For Avid, a kind soul who is needed in medicine as he is in my life. Sometimes it doesn’t matter if your hair is neat Or you have RM Williams shoes Sometimes it doesn’t matter if you’ve studied Or if there’s a thousand anki cards waiting Sometimes what matters is that You have a kind…

Poetry: Happy Marriage

the simplest things in the world are the best like sunlight streaming through warm glass and the sound of creaky old music over radio waves a girl in an apron singing alone at her sink an overgrown garden needing tending but she is lost in reveries as she washes up soapy hands and flicks of…

Lyrics for Lyra: I

Dearest Lyralove, I appreciate you more than you know ❤ I want you to know that I know when I wake up in the morning I don’t wake up and think of me I think of you and I hope that you slept well I hope that you believe in yourself at work I believe…

Short Story: Letters

Trigger warning: Dubious consent, assault, abusive relationships If you or a loved one is struggling and needs help with any kind of abusive relationship, call 1800 RESPECT or visit Relationships Australia at https://www.relationships.org.au/ Frankie’s face was raw, ruddy red even as she scrubbed at it uselessly. Dust motes floated in the afternoon glow, and the…

Poetry: Flitter Flutter

1800 RESPECT if you need ❤ Nightmares are a common response to abusive relationships and can be a sign of PTSD, if you’re having recurrent bad dreams about the same events or person it might be a good idea to seek help ❤ Flitter flutter in the night A smile in the dark echoes bright…

Poetry: Dirty Tissues

Trigger Warning: Domestic Violence. For women in abusive or dangerous relationships, call 1800 RESPECT for confidential and sensitive assistance. I wish I’d never met you That I’d never let you in I saw the danger surround me I watched as wolves slobbered and bared their teeth I cried out to you in fear Help me…

Poetry: Call Of The Wild

For Mr. Knife Ears, a lovely soul with a tilt-tipped nose to match other features… What is it between us this crack of electric Force that whips us both into shape and place Is it your hands do they need to be held? Is it your hair does it need to be brushed? I hear…

Poetry: Make Merry

To the charming young lady I met tonight reflecting the starlight, sparkles and strawberries and just a hint of bliss x Flight and figures faded in green growing to gold A birthday and loved ones will gather around you and hold You near don’t be afraid ma cherie my absolute dear Your smile and softness…