Now+Here – A poem for desert seasons

Now+Here – A poem for desert seasons

It could feel Like you are nowhere For 40 minutes For 40 days 40 years, perhaps. One thing is certain; At first You will believe you’re lost. If you’re lucky Loneliness and despair Will tap you on the shoulder Reminding you Of their faithful presence. Part of you Will...
Oh God – a poem

Oh God – a poem

‘Oh God.’ Five letters. Two words. One exhale. Full stop. ‘Oh God.’ All my voice could say. Trusting that my very being would fill in the detail. ‘Oh God.’ Hand over mouth. Hand over heart. Your hand over me I hope. ‘Oh...
Ancient Paths – my most dearest poem

Ancient Paths – my most dearest poem

Of all the poetry I’ve written, this piece is the dearest to me. It has been a faithful companion to me for the past year. One of two I’ve committed to memory. It remains a compass and summary of my journey towards midlife. I’ve never published it...
HELD – Poetry on unconditional embrace

HELD – Poetry on unconditional embrace

“Dad, I’m gay.” Confessed the young man And his father embraced him Just as he’d always done “Mum, I’m gonna be a single mum.” Confessed the young woman And her mother embraced her Just as she’d always done” Dad, I...