Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sandy

Sandra Bland, Sandra Bland I watched your video late last night, three times watched you tell a cop your rights and keep calmly smoking your cigarette in your car. My rights, my rights and more and more people are thinking … Continue reading

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Amanda Decides to Die Day 31

Day 31 Mmm, blank new wordpress article, just waiting to be filled by my words. The cursor is blinking, annoying and expectant. Yeah, you flash on and off, you superior little git. How about this for an opening line: my … Continue reading

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I Don’t Write Poems for the People I Love

I don’t write poems for the people I love. I chose you because if I don’t, who else will? I’ve been kind. I’ve given you skin. And when you fall and fail and give in – relax. I’ve gifted you … Continue reading

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Ambitions of the Author

You’ll study me for your GCSEs. You’ll hate me, violently and teachers will disagree over staffroom coffee and closed classroom fucking whether my content in it’s blood and honesty and self-pity is appropriate for fifteen year olds already much more … Continue reading

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Crossing the Road in Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh city, 2012 Standing at the roadside, crying. Waiting. They flashed past like fireworks and I thought – If I die amongst these bright and screaming clouds and my friends make it to the other side unscathed, they’ll … Continue reading

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Bus in Vietnam

We left Hanoi far behind, threw off the scooters like they were wasps around a picnic. Slipped into a rolling landscape like feet beneath a blanket, made serene as nodding cows by rice paddies and the appealing ice-cream cones of … Continue reading

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Bus From the Airport

No suitcase. I just came to say goodbye waited for my bus back in a hot, black night that felt like Atlas passing the buck to my shoulders She says – we give people strength when they are too weak … Continue reading

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