Hollow Hides

Childhood Homes It is as it always was Though different Ceilings lower Paint worn And the steps of the staircase I once walked Seem narrower Darker I don’t quite trust that creak beneath my feet It all feels very fragile Or is that me? Where once I ran without thought Rooms echoing to the sound […]


To hold the hand flat on a searing surface Would be unthinkable Unbearable Psychical pain Physical pain Are equal They both light up the same area of the brain To hold a thought, a memory, of great pain unflinchingly Is as meaningful as taking a knife to our own jugular Yet we do it Constantly […]

Recycling Outcomes

Weaving potential through fingertips grown sensitive to the thread Everything can be refashioned and repurposed New thinking on old thoughts, creating fresh insight, where once there was ought but failure and dead ends Revisiting the past with eyes grown wiser, older, kinder They say we can’t change what has already occurred, but we cannot change […]