After: Love after love
after Derek Walcott Today I lookedin the mirror, and Igrimaced at myself, and Igrimaced back, and a weightfell of our shoulders, releasinga deep sadness that rose upand came out of the cornersof our eyes. We remembered that we were not alone,we remembered the many notes, poems,affirmations, we wrote to stay in touchwith our self. The … Continue reading After: Love after love
Sun rouses me, calls me to the windowwhere she stains low-hanging clouds like teasteeping in boiled water.I feel fat with love today after waking from a uncanny dreamwhere streets lined with radiator brush treesled me, Panglossian to have been seduced on a Friday,to you. While sun leaps softly out of the tree topsand plays an … Continue reading Cathexis
Yoo-hoo! Look over here.
“Black Jaguar” by Shanaaz Suliman on ArtStation, digitally altered by the author. Aramis with his constellation coat blinks at me from between the green fronds. I first met him near the Quai Saint-Bernard. That is to say, I met him in the pages of a poetry collection. The theme of the collection was animals. The … Continue reading Yoo-hoo! Look over here.
After: As Hopper might paint now
This is the start of a new series of poems called After. These poems are inspired by, and go into conversation with, some of my favourite poems. I kept the poem titles of the originals (after checking copyright rules of course). I've already posted a couple of these on Instagram, and I'll post those here … Continue reading After: As Hopper might paint now
Please pay at the reception desk on your way out @ Kaleidoscope
The first time my poem "Please pay at the reception desk on your way out" was published was in the late autumn of 2020. It was accepted by Blanket Sea, a small indie publication dedicated to poetry about chronic illness. I received the honour of having my poem nominated for the Best of the Net … Continue reading Please pay at the reception desk on your way out @ Kaleidoscope