Poetry

This City

I don’t like Saturdays. When the crowds push you further inside of yourself Making you long for something you don’t really want. When the stench of desperation outweighs other odours Carried by staggering stag parties Moving towards the windows Leering at the leeching emptiness that waits for them inside. When the night is red and…… Continue reading This City

Poetry

Trying

My heart betrays me. It is the fault that causes earthquakes in my rib-cage Causes my lungs, now just a tired building, to collapse. My body implodes into a warzone, But I’m losing this civil conflict That rages through a landscape I find too vast. Desperate, I let my nails dig into the land Until…… Continue reading Trying

Poetry

Ripple

When the sun shined, I would move my body under the water Then rise Placing my wrinkled palm along the surface Just so I could feel that gentle Ripple. I felt weightless along with the world Peacefully floating Just another cloud in the earth’s sky. I imagined this was what heaven felt like And we…… Continue reading Ripple

Poetry

Motherhood

A Sister dressed in black and white Preaches about the one true Mother To Mothers with empty bellies, empty hands Their children call another woman across the Atlantic Mother. * Irish Mothers of disgrace Subjected to distorted idealisation and stigmatisation. You can only be a good Mother here if you follow the rules. Because here…… Continue reading Motherhood

Poetry

Darkness

She whispers in my ear, telling me I am nothing. She stands behind me when I look in the mirror, She pinches my fat like it’s play-doh. She unbuttons my jeans, examines my thighs She tells me I should try harder next time. She makes sure I know I will never be good enough. She…… Continue reading Darkness