The gear-stick your lance I am wounded by forced silence Hanging between our fingers And nestled within the static Of BBC Radio Four Unremarkable stretch Of a grey-blue blur Interspersed with sickly weeds Struggling in their plaster casts The miles tick downwards A child’s birthday balloon nestled Within my ribcage Sweaty fingers fumble with the […]Read more "Post Break-Up Drive Home"
February: Iced glances across chipped fomica tables. Feigning disinterest and crafting sonnets about that stray lock of hair brushing your forehead. Maybe I am a Dantean tragedy. April: Bitten fingernails and crooked smiles. I’m not sure what colour the sky is anymore, but I could name every last hue that encircles your eyes. Windows thrown […]Read more "Snapshots"
As much as I do not want to give a woman as odious as Katie Hopkins any more attention than she is already getting, it seems necessary in light of the recent comments that she has made regarding depression. Oddly, BBC Free Speech seemed quick to want to appease her by suggesting that her ignorant […]Read more "We Need To Talk About Depression"
My empty arms caught the morning rain As I fell victim to this feeling of Sunday Comprising of battered photographs, cream paper and bruised fingernails When I tried to unearth the lies I had buried years before Wrapping them in crimson paper With ‘do not disturb’ written over their bones And I fell victim to […]Read more "Sad Songs for Sad Sundays"
It only takes a few minutes of watching BBC Parliament to affirm that women are severely underrepresented within politics. A few minutes of tuning into a random debate regarding the future of the Falkland Islands and I was already exposed to jeering, leering and sneering, all directed at the few female MPs within the room. […]Read more "‘Jeering, Leering, Sneering’: The Absence of Gender Parity in Modern Day British Politics"
Having just finished Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, I feel that I have to write about his portrayal of mental illness. There are few books that give an accurate representation of mental illnesses, many authors succumb to stereotypes and stigmas which somewhat blackens the characterisation of the sufferers that they have otherwise built up. Murakami never explicitly […]Read more "MURAKAMI ON MENTAL ILLNESS"