In one way or another
I have hurt myself daily
since 2004. In sabotage
broken walls skipped meals
and ripped open skin
I have torn myself open
when others do not
from the outside in

One decade – ten years
and I am looking to fix
abuse, hurt and hunger
with a little sea air
and a self-built family
of wagging tails and
different pieces
of others

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I love my country.

I know I complain often, as some do -
of its quiet busyness, of its cramped cities
and I long for that ‘big’ or emptiness of others
I pray for mountains, for sun and for calm
But I am grateful, at least, for my own city
I love the buildings, that ours are older than others
that we have cobbles amongst modernity
that we are lucky, that our country often
does want to care for us, even when
it fails
I appreciate our culture – and others – together. It is true
that we are accepting.

Despite its flaws and its filthiness, our transport is irreplaceable
I can go anywhere – for a price – if I want to get away from here
To see a friend, go home, go to Europe – there is a bus, or a train, or a motorway
and I love our cliffs
our indigenous flowers, our rivers
our manmade canals and the fields
we take for granted. So thank you, England
and thank you Brighton. Though I tire sometimes
and need a break, or to see fresh sights – I can always come back

and I am grateful

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Simply put; I am not
giving up. Even when
I perhaps know -
I should

I will stay in this city
until death or money
take me

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Guardians of the Galaxy


Click through for my lazy review of Guardians of the Galaxy!

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Blog News

Or, no news. I want first to apologise to you for the laziest six months or so of my blogging life. My posts have been brief, intermittent and unimaginative. Am I supposed to admit to that? It’s true either way. I was sick, then I finished my third year at University, then I moved and had no internet, and then I travelled around Southern California for two weeks. But – I am home. I might not have as many followers or interested readers as I did when I posted frequently, which makes me a little sad. But there we go. When I actually have things to write about it, I am too busy to share. Now I have a new computer, lots of ideas, and I am fresh from the best trip of my life. Honestly.

But what do you want? And what can I give you? I have photos, film post ideas, reviews, and enough poetry in me to last for a good long time. The lot of you have been so loyal that I want to give you what you want. So there is my apology. I am changing and armed with a new computer and internet (finally) I will be here daily. Or thereabouts.

Like this, comment, and let me know you’re still out there.

Kisses xo 

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Revelations 1

To say that revelations are cheap
and lazy is a little too easy
and to discount the thoughts
I have had on top of mountains,
by the sea, or drunk in the street
would be pessimistic at best

Those moments of clarity
when for once, I can actually see
are valuable and to be held
tightly with my positivity

For if I can find safety
atop a mountain, among friends
in desert heat or lapping sea
then I can yet be saved


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San Diego


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