Category: society

Hiding from the Hyenas

Hiding from the Hyenas Some people describe depression as a black dog. Having only ever seen black dogs as symbols of love, friendship and spirituality, I’ve never identified with this metaphor. For me, depression is a hyena. Hear it laugh. And scrounge. And prowl….

Poetry tonight in Leeds

Quick reminder: Chapel Allerton Arts Festival poetry Open Mic at Chapel Allerton Library. From 7 ’til 10 ish. 🙂 Expect to see lots of talent on show, or maybe have a go yourself! http://www.leeds.gov.uk/Events/Pages/open-mic-poetry-night-chapel-allerton-festival.aspx See you there!

Thanks garden!

And this bowl all without leaving the garden! Now what shall I do with these? Jam or pudding?

A Very Berated Witchcraft

An interesting debate arose earlier this week, on the stomping ground that is the social media universe. This was in the wake of Channel 4’s screening of A Very British Witchcraft. One of my good friends wanted to know, does it work? What’s the…

Flashback

My boy and I, alive in the sun Ready to rumble; ready to run Swords at the ready, stick in each hand Bring on the battle; strike up the band Buses are conquered, long walks are done Park stretches green until the horizon. Sandwiches…

Electric inspiration

Words are static on the page; like static electricity, they buzz and chirp and make you vibrate, but only direct current shocks you. Is it the same with spoken word? Do the words come with their own voltage to power you in a way…

Gilded Cage

This gilded cage That holds my life My hopes and dreams My fears, my goals, my end. I look outside But strain to stay Within the bars So beautiful. Each step is forged By money, work and fame I cannot see another way I…