Just Today

I kinda wanna break free, But only if it’s allowed to me. I kinda want to scream, But only if it won’t wake you from this dream. . I kind of want to shout and run, But I also don’t wanna spoil your fun. I kind of want to try and escape, But I find…

Losing the Fight

You kiss me Like some kind of disease, An infection that seeps into my heart And makes liquid love seep from my eyes Wipe it away with a bandage of lies. . The black spot is not on my palm, But my ring finger. The rich red of my veins fades to ebony And my…

My Glass Balloon

Sometimes it feels like I’m falling Stumbling, tumbling, crumbling Falling forever, Wonderfully alone With nobody to call my own. Nowhere to land, My name is a parachute But I don’t have it to hand And with the holes in it I’m sure to be done for soon But there’s no end in sight- I’ve popped…

Just Us and Justice

When you take a lollipop away from your son and give two to your daughter, he can see there’s a great injustice going on here. He’s only 3, but he has an innate sense of what’s right and wrong- especially when there’s a lollipop involved. But what is Justice? Plato was the first to write…

Words We’ve Nicked from Other Languages- 2

‘ALMA MATER’ Nowadays our ‘alma mater’ is our old college or university or other place where we sat at a desk for years and tried not to internalise the toxic environment around us. But, this phrase originally meant ‘nourishing mother’ in Latin, and was a title reserved for goddesses. The Romans clearly never met the…

Meditate with Me: Doing the Dishes

How can doing the dishes be an act of meditation? Isn’t meditation just being sat on the floor groaning ‘ommmmmm’ every now and again, like a hungry hungry hippo? Well, according to Zen traditions, everything and anything can be an act of meditation- as long as you do it mindfully, with total awareness and attention….

Neon Orange in My Heart

I love the colour Neon Orange. It reminds me of the lover I had in high school, who never saw me. I was very well-hidden, with all the other long-haired, long-faced  and short-sighted girls. He was too tall to be well-hidden, too proud to hide in the first place. His hoodie was Neon Orange. Every…

Free-dumb? (IS LIBERTY A VIABLE OPTION FOR SOCIETY?)

Freedom. It’s something so inescapably a-given in most developed countries that we don’t really spend much time questioning it- or, when we do, we’re asking the wrong questions- how come my boss gets to have more money than me? How come Starbucks has the freedom to evade their taxes and I don’t? These are actually…

Words We’ve Nicked from Other Languages- 1

So this is a kinda new series I’m trying out- finding words we the British have nicked from other languages and seem to be pretending are our own. Gotta love the ‘conquering nation’ attitude we’ve still got going on, on a linguistic level. Woo. ‘A CAPPELLA’ This delightful little phrase comes from Italian, which stole…

Meditate With Me: SHOPPING

In order to prove to myself I’m not hungover (I think I drank so much last night I’m still a bit tipsy, to be honest) I’m going to start going through my list of meditations and do stuff from it. First up: Shopping Meditation. What the fuck is that, I hear you ask? Well, it’s…

WELCOME BACK, ME!!

Well, that hiatus was so long and odd that I’ve forgotten what typing words is like. ALkdhaklsdjfh. Slkajdhflskdjh? kajfhlkfgjhdslkgjfhkj… Dobble. I’ve read a lot. I’ve not written a lot. Mostly I’ve just gone to the park and stared at the huge field before me, wondering what to do next, because that’s what summer does to…

Hiatus

Hi, Lovelies! 142 followers- WHAT?? That’s 140 more followers than I ever thought I was going to get (thanks, mum and dad). Anyway, as you’ve probably gathered from my spotty uploading schedule of the past fortnight, I need some time to rest, regroup, and rewrite. Now, I can feel you all quaking in your boots-…