Poem: Fashionable Undertakings – 06/09/21

My confidence in self-expression, I don’t care for looks of derision, curious undertakings, the strangers I sometimes catch glancing, I wear my big heavy boots with pride, wear dark makeup all I like, I dress how I want without hindrance, it may seem to others a small decision. But I am being bold, letting my choices break the mould, I don’t care for judgements or disapproval, my approval is the only type I need to view. Being confident in myself used to be much of a chore, for I dressed, presented in ways that called for attention, of other’s approval I did implore. [...]

Poem: Flushed Magnolias – 28/07/21

the strength within is something which must be seen, peel away those layers, let us view within, the armour, so thickly wrought, over years of abuse and mockery, self-taught, self-taught. darling, it’s time to make that move, inhabit a better place, wipe away your gloom, shine bright unto another day, and then the next, your armour always protects, come what may. [...]

Poetry and Prose: Myself as the Other – 03/10/19

Sometimes, oftentimes, I’d wonder why. Why was I so awkward, so different, so quiet, so damned shy? I’d go through life wanting to avoid the stilted conversations, the dialogue that barely went beyond the obligatory “How are you?” “Good, thanks,”, and a cheery but weak-willed, “That’s good!”, knowing that it wouldn’t go much further than [...]

Poem and Drawing: Jacqui’s Worldly Beauty – 27/07/19

Picturesque Jacqui striking a pose. When Jacqui looked into the full length mirror that day, What did she see that led her astray? Was it the small bump on her nose? The purpled birthmark above her left toes? Or the misshapen right eyebrow that needed delicate plucking and multitasked managing? Everything Jacqui could see before [...]