Dedicated to Owen, Trish, and Auckland City Limits: "You are radiant when you dance/ Arms unfurling into ribbons of melody/ Intertwining with sound-wave vibrations."
Welcome to the shadow dome/ Who knows what you will find/ As midnight figures all parade/ Through rainbow-coloured minds?
The worst sort of dreams are the ones where you think you’re awake...
Depression feels like ankle weights. It's the perpetual fog of a head-cold, without the optimism of a quick recovery. It's lacking the energy to cry in frustration, lacking release from the emotions you can only half-feel. It's dragging your feet through the paces of routine, counting down the hours between waking and sleeping, only to fall into dreams as empty as your days. Depression is standing in the rain and only feeling wet.
"May God give us the grace and grit to keep walking, no matter how impossible the mountain feels to climb."
With 52 books under my belt in 2017, I've reviewed my top 5 - with a creative twist...
I performed my first spoken word poem, 'Internal Lies', in May 2016, after over a month of editing and construction. Since then, I have submitted it for a university assignment and used it as the basis of a multimedia project, I have performed it on four different occasions, and frankly, I need to retire it. Not … Continue reading Faith, Gender, and Sexuality: What I’ve Learned
From sleeper hit to cult TV success? Stranger things have happened...
Soon, it will all be over. With the final exam of my degree tomorrow morning, four years of undergraduate study will come to a close, marking the end of an era. And what an era it’s been—to call university a rollercoaster feels like an understatement. It’s contained some of my best moments and experiences, but … Continue reading The Seven Best Decisions I Made At University
My third collection of black out poems.