Time

I never understood why people do this to themselves like they’ve got all the time in the world, like they got nothing else to do, but sigh and get high and talk about the things they did they they regret like they won’t regret this time right now and they know all in the haze…

Haikronology

Forget days and years I can measure time But it cannot define me

Verbifying Life

I’m not usually one for click-bait. I pride myself on not falling prey to their eye-grabbing, cliff-hanging headlines. I know the content of the article will generally be either common sense or things I’ve heard before, dressed up as if they’re recent enlightened discoveries. But today I succumbed. I don’t even remember what the headline…

The Party

As soon as they enter the party the game changes. They’re a stranger, but suddenly despite the dim interior, the bright fairy-light exterior, despite the music blasting speech away from mouths and ears, despite the throng of people, despite the colours, despite the promise of another drink – the eye is drawn to them. The…

Thoughts on Terror

Thought 1. I’m scared.   Thought 2. I don’t understand   Thought 3. I need to get out of here.   Thought 4. I just want those I know to know that if I’m going to die from a random stranger publicly slaying me for their unknown cause that I was probably in that public…

A Few Tips to Use the English Language Good

Kindly refer to people or groups of people as ‘who’ or ‘whom’; not ‘that’. i.e. “They were people who still thought digital watches were a pretty neat idea.” “Representations are images which define certain groups in particular ways.” WRONG. As you’re saying directly what representations are, you should use ‘that’, giving, “representations are images that define…

Preface

It’s difficult to understand who you are. Searching for an answer is difficult because of the simple fact that no one knows where to begin. You can list off facts about the surrounding influences in your life – when you were born, your name, your parents, your personal abilities, likes and dislikes – but I’m…

Fears of My Life

Inspired by ‘Fears of Your Life’ by Michael Bernard-Loggins Fear of flying. Fear of the plane shaking, violently lurching up and down and plunging. Fear of that roller-coaster-stomach-feeling. Fear of the plane being buffeted sideways. Fear of the wind being too powerful when the plane banks, causing its wings to bank further than 35º and…

The Goal-less Life

It sounds bad, and in some way I feel a lacking; a directionlessness and anxiety that I may not have a good life. On the other hand, I am happy. I have direction, just no end in sight. I am all about the journey, whether I like it or not. I feel I’ve let possibilities…

Thoughts from the Walk

Having you means not caring about what people think of me. Your thoughts are all that matter. (Revision: My thoughts are all that matter.) I am very good at solitude. Though I may feel lazy and restless or wish I was going somewhere in my life, I am good at being alone. I think. But the underlying…

Bits and pieces in old notebooks

Where curtains billow whitely against the ocean. … My growing collection of your jumpers signals our lives entwining together. … There is a limited number of voices in the world. Many people share a voice, whether they be sisters, brothers, or complete strangers. It is rare to hear a voice unique to its vessel. … Profound…

Put to Bed After Too Much Champagne

Behind my eyes are confetti Blown by a near wind and traced to geometrical perfection. Daisy petals line the walls of the corner of a room draped with innovation Wherein jazz once played in a distant memory. In an old building inhabited by figures; the outcast, the eccentric, the ones trying too hard and not…