Category Archives: Poetry

Unnamed, 30/04/2017, 22:30

Words pinch through my veins itching inching their way along
Cracking ribs and shaking heart
I am fire
On fire.
Trapped in glass
Suffocating
Screaming.
I can’t move for the labels lassoed around my wrists.
You see me. Do you see me?
Burning.
You can’t hear me.

Planetary Annihilation

Pull Saturn’s rings
down over and around my curves.
Hair splaying,
burnt to ash by our sun,
as I writhe in stars. Continue reading

Slug

Not silver,
But grey.
The trail leads behind me.
Not a lining,
But shame.
One giant foot
Encumbered with modesty,
That covers every inch.

Flight Cancellation

I cannot rip
this love from my bones.
Thorns puncture fingers
like a skewer
through a dead bird,
I can hear the skin
burst. Continue reading

‘The lunatic’ in response to Charlotte Smith’s sonnet

This poem is written in response to Charlotte Smith’s ‘Sonnet: On Being Cautioned Against Walking on an Headland Overlooking the Sea, Because It Was Frequented by a Lunatic‘.

Cursed with reason
you remain bound
like corset to body.
Ribbon wound tight, Continue reading

Haiku and development

I wrote this piece in my Writing Poetry module at University. We were asked to write down an experience or memory in 50words, then to condense it down to 20words, and then to transform it into a haiku. Continue reading

Insomnia

Insomnia,
I see through you.
A black night
creates a blackened mind. Continue reading

Pantoum 01 Unnamed

Struggling to breathe I
close my eyes, and
your shape becomes a picture
against the mountain where we…

Close my eyes and
refrain from finishing Continue reading

Arundel Mansion

I want to sink
into the walls,
be the dust
that settles.
This building
holds the bones Continue reading

The Zone

Absorbed in
deaf concentration,
the world
turns off.
A keyhole Continue reading