Five Things In Leaving

Left a place, a person, a state of grace, Not my choice, but accepting it nonethless, Did the noble thing despite the screaming inside, Wanted her to see me leave, to see if my leaving mattered, But said 'sure, it's fine, go,' And took myself away, What I left behind were pieces Which never healed … Continue reading Five Things In Leaving


All Eyes on Me(Bo Burnham) The songs were fantastic, alongside some funny, poignant monologues. This one however, was exquisite. Burnham is a recent discovery, and inspiring as much as he is brilliant.

Hidden Victories

Those pockets of silence, Travel between them A pilgrim seeking holy places, Hands capable of violence Yet at rest against themselves When not at play on the territory of you, But you sleep, I grind, No one knows what it takes to be this, How each day, Is a battle with toothsome Loathsome devils, Some … Continue reading Hidden Victories

Keygoyle – a drabble

(From Chuck Palahniuk, a prompt about a closed space. There are three here, in this story) Kyle pulled out of the driveway, blinking away tears. Kyle didn't see it, paranoia like rabid dogs loose in his head. They'll wait before doing anything which might get them caught, he tells himself. In his mind, he imagined … Continue reading Keygoyle – a drabble


Angela's neighbours were widows and widows in-waiting. She had tenure at a university where most of the faculty and students were women. ¬†She stepped off the plane onto the soil of a Finnish island where there were only women allowed. She had read about the retreat online, and signed up for two weeks, which meant … Continue reading jo

The End Of The Affair (Quote)

I loved this film, beautifully filmed and devastating. This scene struck me in particular. Sarah: Love doesn't end, just because we don't see each other. Maurice Bendrix: Doesn't it? Sarah: People go on loving God, don't they? All their lives. Without seeing him. Maurice Bendrix: That's not my kind of love. Sarah: Maybe there is … Continue reading The End Of The Affair (Quote)