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Painting Loss with a Pen

Painting Loss with a Pen I’ve traded my pen for a paintbrush, Cashed in this ink for the splash of acrylic, Words have not been enough, Enough to contain the winter, The writer, Growth is change, And with change I’ve … Continue reading

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Nothing Gold can Stay

Mourning the Sunlight   Wasp on the carpet, Crying, confused insect, Trying to make this place your home, These alien objects, This artificial light, It shines like the sun, But it isn’t even half as bright, Perhaps this new place … Continue reading

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Our Samsara

  Overstretching All gently moving, Tadpoles fly free from the pond, A leap to certain.   It’s hard to write about beauty Numb reality, Lost my sense of mindfulness, Nothing moves me here

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Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset Have we been asleep? Summer, Autumn, It has all blinked past us, We awake, To a winter sunset, To ice on the windowsill, To the hum of frozen wood pigeons, And woolly scarfs, Where are we? What new … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Painful Year

Though a lot of positive things have happened to me this year and though I’ve had some truly amazing experiences over these last 12 months, unfortunately grief has clouded and coloured this year for me and so this, my first … Continue reading

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