Baby Fire

With every candle you buy me I grow my love for you a little bit more Toasting my marshmallowy heart one yummy flicker at a time And who is really to say if Strawberry Shortcake or Lava or Prosecco Are real and proper flavours for a baby fire? Surely they’re not but then again I’m…

To Wear

It’s such an odd look for me to be sad It doesn’t fit me as well as anger Or tragedy Or fury It’s not something I like to wear And if I could take it off and put it back in the closet I would The colour doesn’t suit me and I’m oh so pale…

Reef

I think that when we are lost it’s good to have a yearning for home and to be found It keeps us from going too far I suppose and we shouldn’t want to go beyond reach But there is a place between the shore and the deep sea where there is so much life That…

Chocolate Ice Cream

The inspiration for this piece is the speech that I would give to aspiring GAMSAT takers while I worked as a Humanities tutor. I would encourage them to think about the implications of chocolate versus strawberry ice cream, and what empathy meant in that setting. I’m not sure how many of them took my advice…

Float

Float above the dangerous air The pollution the darkness everywhere Float above your care and worries The stressful tension that always hurries Float until you see a pretty sphere The earth beneath you crystal clear Float until you see the bright sun The battle behind you and the war won

Word To The Wise: Keep It Up

// There’s very little I can offer you by way of recompense For the years of solid mateship and revelry we’ve spent But if I can sell you something from here across the sea It’s a promise that if you choose to love it will always set you free And I know it’s a bit…

Deathly Sweet

Sometimes I hear her knock knocking at my door A deathly sweet voice that begs me for more More blood more drama more colour more spite A terrifying demon who cackles in the night And her lips are so soft and her arms so inviting Who wouldn’t want to kiss her or maybe die trying…

Fairy Flight

In a wild witchy grove where the wicked things grow Lay a teeny tiny mouse in his teeny tiny home It was made out of wicker and woodchips and moss And he lived with his wife who was really the boss He peeked out the window to see it was raining He whispered a prayer…

Alone

If I turn left I wander in a field of flowers Growing tall like poppies and wild like roses Through undulating hills that never end Windows with the starlight shining through Unbeginning freedom that continues to grow // But // If I turn right there is a man who darkens my door I would never…

Frozen In Time

Never lose your way in a thicket of words and rhyme When you could be so safe and sound frozen in time Don’t say a word keep it hush keep it quiet Maybe one day you’ll regret that you tried it The kingdom isn’t kind to ragged queens on the run Around every corner an…