200th Post: A Reflection

This is the 200th post on my blog, and in honour of that I thought it more fitting to write a bit of a reflection on the blog overall and the year in general rather than try and write a bicentennial worthy poem. In this blog as in my life, I’ve worn a lot of…

A Letter To My Sisters: That Is The Way Things Are

Part of this is cultural reflection, part of it is an honest call for open admission of white privilege which is, in my opinion, the only way forward towards change. xo Dear Sisters, It’s time to talk about the privilege of white women in Australia when dating or sleeping with men of colour. There are…

A Letter to Mr Knife Ears: Never Emptied

Dear Mr Knife Ears, The thing about happiness is that in my experience it comes from feeling the river flow through me. It isn’t about happiness coming from affirmation from others, recognition at work, my other roles, social connection, my intimate relationships, jokes from my family or good mental health. It is about happiness coming…

A Letter To Puck & Mr. Knife Ears: Therapy

Dear Good Fellows, Many thanks for your kind company this evening, the food was delicious and the company superb. It is rare to find souls who make me feel as comfortable and contented in spacetime as you both do, I appreciate it so much you have no idea. There was something so powerfully raw and…

A Letter To Knife Ears: Loving The Ocean

Dear Knife Ears, I love you. No, really… I love the way your hair falls like a halo around me, keeping me safe from the rest of the world. I love the way your nose curves at the tip, and the way you eyebrows rise. I love your smile, and I love your happiness. When…

A Letter To Knife Ears: Well Considered Truth

Dear Knife Ears, When I am alone, as I very much unfortunately am now, I feel like I would like to talk to you about so many, many things. And yet when I find myself next to you, or in your arms, or even just looking at your beautiful face the words escape me. It’s…

A Letter To Batman: Inexplicably Team Jacob

Dear Batman, I suppose you’re probably wondering – why here, why now, why a letter? Well, to be honest, it’s just that it’s been a while, and I know you have slightly dodgy internet these days. It’s also that I’m so proud of you, it’s amazing to watch you go and literally fight fires. You’re…

A Letter To Wise: Good For Me

Dear Wise, I’ve never written you one of these letters, perhaps because I have always been so afraid of disappointing you with the lack of flowery language or flirty references. You and I have never had that, really, we’ve just had camaraderie and very, very good vibes. You’re the most reliable person I know, and…

A Letter to Hawk: Everything Changes

Dear Hawk, It was really nice to see you again for dinner. I know you don’t believe that things will get better, and I know that right now you don’t believe that you don’t need anything. You do need things though, and as you rightly pointed out, unfortunately they aren’t things I can give you….

A Letter To Aphrodite: Music And Merry Chimes

Dearest Aphrodite, I am having the most wonderful week. There’s a beautiful synergy to the world, at the moment, and I feel so lucky to be a part of it. I feel aligned with life, the universe and everything, and of course…I’m in love. It’s not exactly surprising, to tell the truth, because I’m always…