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…

Jelly

Have you ever found a jelly stuck to the back of a car seat Baked on underneath weeks of hot sunshine parked at the back of a lot Marked employees only but the customers park there anyway on the weekends When the orange light mixed in with dust fades into neon glowing lights From the…

Falling Forward In Time

// I think of you often and I wonder if you think of me Falling forward in time as we weave a grand tapestry It’s a funny thing life and I miss you as often as I thank The stars and tides for washing me up on new shores It’s a blessed life I live…

Lead Me A’Straya

Flicker flutter the wild winds blow Across the outback through the desert and so You think you can dance to a thunderstorm’s beat Get out of my kitchen if you can’t handle the heat Road shimmer black tar and squeaky old gates Pool at the pub and a quick beer with mates Lead me down…