New and old followers: Cactus is my debut poetry collection and contains three sections of poems about places. It has several poems you will never see here, so if you like my work and want to support me, then buying it is a great way to do that!
You can find it in these places:
Amazon UK, USA (available on others if you search)
Bigcartel (directly from me, with a note)
and the Goodreads page (courtesy of Becca at Libfem) is right here
I am also happy for you to direct any questions to my email at email@example.com, and would love to do interviews if you run a poetry/literature/writing blog.
Thank you for all your support, especially to everyone who has already bought my little book! If you can’t afford it right now let me know, and I’d love for you to spread the good word.
So where did it begin?
In those first lonely weekends
killing time, rather than play
friendless and disjointed
There is nothing so endlessly devastating
as the passing of time, as the knowledge
I can never be everyone, nor do everything
I had always planned, always wanted
Ten years – ten years in which I’ve become
half a person, almost smart enough
almost grown, enough to be left alone
but I don’t know how they got away from me
It’s the only reason you are here:
you know no-one will ever love you
and through my screams, it’s still clear
you won’t forget the hundred seasons
the decades I stayed right here
These violent delights have violent ends
and you’ve yet to quell that rage, dear
lost yourself ten years, beloved friends
as if you ever loved a soul
more than you loved to be left alone