I imagine she wears pearls -checks them with her teeth- paired with shoes which have etched stoicism into her linear smile. She wants to embody cruelty -package it as flesh- and tie it with a coarse ribbon so she can sell it like sex, weaponise her tongue and chant her curses onto iron tablets -to … Continue reading Aegean Curses
The fifth most liked piece in 2018 on My Screaming Twenties Breathe With Me Without her, he forgets how to breathe; he becomes a shore which only says goodbye sending waves away with seafoam kisses, his arms are crossed and his chest tight, water pooling by his toes never reaching his knees. A lonely shoreline … Continue reading Breathe With Me [Top 5 of 2018]
I do not live close enough to the sea to hear this many seagulls, the circling squawks echoing through a red brick housing estate which only knows the waves of incoming traffic, which only knows sirens flashing red and blue. Nevertheless I am grateful for their song, their nails on chalkboard melody reminding me … Continue reading You, me, the sea
He claimed 'All the world's a stage' Yet at land's end We lay our scene With players above And sea below.
My knees tremble, knuckles whiten, Hands grip the side rail as the waves lift the boat higher and lower, higher and lower. A queue forms, a small shout “Jump!” It isn’t far, it isn’t too cold, Take the plunge. My knees tremble, knuckles whiten, Bent legs steady themselves as with every breath my chest rises … Continue reading Fight or Flight