Monthly Archives: June 2016

Write, burn

I am the best poet That no-one will widely read, until I’m dead. My mother said “Why don’t you write books instead? There’s no money in poetry There’s no notoriety in poetry.” I nod and the burn just sits there, … Continue reading

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Fake proposal

My boyfriend fake-proposed to me in the secret garden halfway up the peak when we were both hideously sweaty. I slapped his hands apart told him – get up, in case people think you’re serious (there was one other, wide-eyed … Continue reading

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The Building

There is a building set apart from all the others crowding caging heaven twice daily we pass a fleeting look and i’m twisting around in my seat til he slides out of view head and shoulders above the others they … Continue reading

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My Love

I wonder what it is like To be looked at, as you love the one you love To always be looking, in the dark that squats between passersby For eyes that won’t meet your eyes For hands that would sooner … Continue reading

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We’ve been taught to expect it

We’ve been taught to expect it, Being women Don’t walk home alone. It’s your shoes, your dress But I never wore heels and it happened to me. We’ve been taught To expect it – they say cat calls are as … Continue reading

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