Roast Turkey

Travelling anywhere now feels like such a blessing. Grateful for every new avenue that opened up, we all yearned for so long to be, not only; anywhere-but-the-village; but anywhere-but-the-sofa. The world had closed it’s pathways, as we peered through windows, marooned, masked and frightened, shrouded in uncertainty as to how we might ever explore distantContinue reading “Roast Turkey”

Battle

Many readers will identify with the painful to watch Versus Arthritis adverts on television . Asking viewers to pledge support for those in severe chronic pain. For those suffering a myriad of fatigue inducing symptoms. I imagine these adverts are met with a variety of responses. Each according to life experience. If illness for you hasContinue reading “Battle”

Limbo

There’s a place called land of LimboOn the outskirts of the town,A place where friends are seldom made,In case you let them down. In case the big black dog returnsClaws sharpened on your door.And all the bags stored under bedsAre hurled in cars once more. In case the roots you want to growEntangle up yourContinue reading “Limbo”

Patience

When I was little sweets were banned, and only for rare treats.There’s plenty fruit and bread for toast,You don’t need these to eat! But shops had jars all glistening, and sparkling sugar beckoned.And being young,  the thought of waiting: even for a second,Was torture for my little head,And I became adept, At savouring each morselContinue reading “Patience”

Little lies

There was a little fib,Which turned into a lie.As time drew on, its vastness grew,Beneath the cloudless sky. The gossip started as a wayTo feel a little tough,To have a little power whenInside was not enough. The lie grew legs and turned into,A Chinese whisper sort,Who cares they thought, whose going to know ?I’ll neverContinue reading “Little lies”

Thankyou

As we look past the storm damage and the winter garden, bereft of it’s colours and usually dug up by four giant paws … We could be sad and ponder all that was lost, and is gone: lament the landscape of change. Or we could take a moment to celebrate all that has been andContinue reading “Thankyou”

Storm

This is bonnie. When something isn’t right she stands very still and shuts her eyes . When she is scared she freezes. Until the storm passes. Often this becomes our default. Things get pushed aside to deal with later, lists are made and lost, promises made and broken. Mañana Mañana.. A happy medium between awarenessContinue reading “Storm”

Her

There was a girl who looked like me She followed me close by. If someone hurt or saddened us She hid away to cry She weighed as heavy as a rock But couldn’t quite be seen She sometimes almost went away But reappeared in dreams She often spoke in voices Quite like those I knewContinue reading “Her”