Category Archives: poetry

I can’t rhyme.

saturn return

The inconvenient thing about rebirth is the lack of space. There’s a mess of tangled legs behind my rib cage– the old me that’s no longer funny, no longer charming without a gin and tonic in hand, and one or

saturn return

The inconvenient thing about rebirth is the lack of space. There’s a mess of tangled legs behind my rib cage– the old me that’s no longer funny, no longer charming without a gin and tonic in hand, and one or

don’t forget the alcohol

if the next forty years
are anything like the last
chop off my son’s fingers

don’t forget the alcohol

if the next forty years
are anything like the last
chop off my son’s fingers

at 6am on June 21

rain early morning
i’m flying over potholes
chasing after you.

at 6am on June 21

rain early morning
i’m flying over potholes
chasing after you.

atomic love

your effect on me i don’t recognise myself gravity died when you rejigged my molecules i breathe in your atmosphere.

atomic love

your effect on me i don’t recognise myself gravity died when you rejigged my molecules i breathe in your atmosphere.

a monstrous organ

Originally posted on hijacked amygdala:
When you opened your eyes, a vein in your left temple had grown an organ, a heart. It beat rhythmically, and you wondered how long before it consumed you and whether, as it did, it…

a monstrous organ

Originally posted on hijacked amygdala:
When you opened your eyes, a vein in your left temple had grown an organ, a heart. It beat rhythmically, and you wondered how long before it consumed you and whether, as it did, it…

mum said there were no monsters

but they came out from under fitted sheets,
unhooked themselves from steel
hangers,
the ironing board that slipped out of a little cupboard,
mouthed
lyrics to Michael Jackson
when he was black

mum said there were no monsters

but they came out from under fitted sheets,
unhooked themselves from steel
hangers,
the ironing board that slipped out of a little cupboard,
mouthed
lyrics to Michael Jackson
when he was black

medusozoa

i watch the jellyfish drift in the sky like dandelion seed pods.

medusozoa

i watch the jellyfish drift in the sky like dandelion seed pods.

parasitic 

writing is the teeth that gnaw on my bones.

parasitic 

writing is the teeth that gnaw on my bones.

perdu

he can’t make out the words
they are gutted
bullet-ridden
a fishbone buried in your throat

perdu

he can’t make out the words
they are gutted
bullet-ridden
a fishbone buried in your throat

beer

If I had to read one author for the rest of my life it would be Charles Bukowski.

beer

If I had to read one author for the rest of my life it would be Charles Bukowski.

anti-anxiety playlist 

the jellyfish came in through a small rip in the screen door last night, i forgot to pull the glass door shut because the Ricard went down the right way; the medusozoa crawled under the couch and, when i wasn’t

anti-anxiety playlist 

the jellyfish came in through a small rip in the screen door last night, i forgot to pull the glass door shut because the Ricard went down the right way; the medusozoa crawled under the couch and, when i wasn’t

le chapeau rose

vis un peu, dit le chapeau rose.

le chapeau rose

vis un peu, dit le chapeau rose.

when I’m seventy

how many tattoos before I’ve said all I need to say about me? etched into my skin definitions I don’t want to forget. when I’m seventy I won’t regret having been inked, even if wrinkled and faded, they’re lost in

when I’m seventy

how many tattoos before I’ve said all I need to say about me? etched into my skin definitions I don’t want to forget. when I’m seventy I won’t regret having been inked, even if wrinkled and faded, they’re lost in

flat white

fat farang ordered a flat white talked at a Thai woman with a slight overbite too bad she’s mute still undeniably cute bet she lit out at first light. © listentothebabe

flat white

fat farang ordered a flat white talked at a Thai woman with a slight overbite too bad she’s mute still undeniably cute bet she lit out at first light. © listentothebabe