Monthly Archives: June 2017

love

A friend sent me this song today. Fuck, man. Listening to this feels like cutting your chest open and rubbing your bleeding, blood pumping, raw heart against unpolished wood.   I think maybe it’s despair that I’m feeling. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Côtes du Rhône is room temperature, the cigarettes have never tasted better, or worse. The honey dew melon is so aromatic, it’s almost too velvety and overpowering. Two steps to too ripe but still…sweet. Confidence is a fickle friend. … Continue reading

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it’s not your fault – a letter of apology

To all the people waiting for an apology from someone who has or is struggling with anxiety, depression or any other kind of mental health issue: I am sorry. I’m sorry you don’t understand what it’s like, and I’m sorry … Continue reading

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open windows, closed drapes

There is a dead bumblebee on the outside windowsill. Belly up, legs clutching nothing, peaceful look on its face. Yes, the latter may well be an exaggeration. Let’s just say it looks intact. I’ve got wasps living in the wall … Continue reading

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today

The scorching heat is burning a hole in the centre of London. All the trendy shorts and white t-shirts, flowery dresses and semi-tanned feet are out, walking the streets, searching for respite in the few and far between shadows of … Continue reading

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tomorrow

I had 3 glasses of cool white wine and 6 delicious cigarettes in the blazing sun, and then the dark heat, and I’m not sorry. The cigarettes must go tomorrow. The wine can stay. I must learn to let it … Continue reading

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rose hips and dragonflies

… … . Okay, here goes. … I am a writer. I am a journalist. The former I have always been. The latter I have decided to become. I’ve said it. I’ve claimed both words. Now they are mine. I … Continue reading

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