Verging the Sea

Verging the sea,her arms lift toremove cobwebs.Rocks lacerate herfeet, she is instantlyunconscious ofher own starvation. The week, achingher neck, slowlybackstrokes awaypulling the din ofphones, emails and alitany of mucky kitchensinto a sandy obscurity. Salty seaweed salivakisses her wounds andplaits her hair intothe rock pools, awayfrom her weekday,to be embraced bythe unbridled ocean. My blog reached … Continue reading Verging the Sea

The Colour of Madness: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK – BOOK REVIEW

It is not often you discover a book which has the power to halt you in your tracks, that makes you digest it as slowly and intensely as possible and invites you to furiously underline sentences and passages on every page. The Colour of Madness, edited by Dr Samara Linton and Rianna Walcott, is an … Continue reading The Colour of Madness: Exploring BAME Mental Health in the UK – BOOK REVIEW

Bass Guitar

You beat, after the drums You strum, low and monotonous Like factory smoke spluttering You are background Hurtled into musical oblivion When a guitar begins Twangy and static and Unmoving and angry Like metal scaffolding The building site underneath The roaring arena Until you are isolated Then the melody emerges Which you were playing All … Continue reading Bass Guitar