Enough

WARNING: REFERENCES TO SELF HARM AND SUICIDE Mental health is a topic very close to my heart, and not only do i have my own issues, but my twelve year old son too. There is simply not enough provision for mental health, especially child and adolescent. This poem was inspired by a documentary that wasContinue reading “Enough”

Vivaldi

Ode to that bloody awful music you get when you ring the DWP! And the way they compartmentalise our disabled kids! Vivaldi Your timeless beauty sounds so ugly In its incessant, perpetual monotony On the end of this goddamn phone Streamed into had-enough ears As I wait As I wait As I wait My lastContinue reading “Vivaldi”

I Am Not a Meme

I am a mother An Autism mother I browse the forays of Facebook Forgetting the lakes of purples and blues Decorating my limbs in myriad hues Pools of rage and emotional instability Because my Autistic son has the demonic ability To inflict hurt. I cringe at the memes. Why am I not more like them?Continue reading “I Am Not a Meme”

Don’t Call Me Baby

Hey you With your misogynist mouth And your sexist salubrious sarcasm Call me sassy Call me badass Call me spunky Call me gutsy But DON’T call me baby! Hey you With your miniscule dick on fire and your brain in your balls Call me fearless Call me feisty Call me brave Call me powerful ButContinue reading “Don’t Call Me Baby”

Debbie

My heart goes out to these women who sell their bodies for whatever reason, be it for food, rent, drugs, drink. I used to live in the middle of town and would often encounter them. One of my neighbours was a prostitute. This poem was inspired the women and also a character in ‘I, DanielContinue reading “Debbie”