The Lightning Thesaurus – Playlist. These are the songs which inspired and reflect the tone and process of writing this first in the sequence. I had others, which I will add to this, but wanted to share with you some of what I was listening to as I wrote this.


Mixtape Inside, He dances more than he used to Walks with a purpose Lean and sharp A look, And sometimes he imagines it A video game And he's levelled up But he still says hello In his own way Even after the silence has faded Remember there is always Music

I Am Here, Right Beside You (mixtape poetry) He writes in cursive, You can smell the burned paper Of previous drafts, The feelings are too large To put into words But his tenacity Your beauty Drives Him to try To say I love you Would be pointing to a map And expecting it to Speak of the first kiss The … Continue reading I Am Here, Right Beside You (mixtape poetry)

Warm Sunday

In my handwriting Folded around a cassette tape Because it meant a curation The level of detail, the attention Paid to how I touch you Coffee and beignets on china plates Leave the powdered sugar on my fingers If only we could eat All our meals this way You look so pretty With my fingers … Continue reading Warm Sunday

A Song For The Mix Tape that plays when we’re alone

This song has so much depth, on one level, it articulates a beautifully masculine, intelligent swagger whilst there is so much to listen to that it rewards repeated listening. If I made a mix tape for intimate moments, this would be around the fourth song in.