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
The moment of Unspeakable DreadI have arrived at Sainsbury’sI left my shopping list at homeUnspeakableNot because my sieve-memory has forgotten whether it was regular or Thai basilDreadNot because I used my last notepad paper with the flowery trim to write itUnspeakable DreadBecause I now have to improvise what to cook for dinner which shouldn’t be … Continue reading Panic! at the Supermarket
Breathe in and out and notice Five things you can see cracked floorboards stretch away hair balls simmer along skirting boards iced with dust lost socks marooned under my bed Four things you can hear downstairs’ TV muffling outsides’ traffic distancing my breathing suffocating rain falling Three things you can touch cracks between the cracked … Continue reading Mindfulness
You say, Meet me here. It’s not far. You can work out the route. You say this at the far end of the sofa the middle has sunk down to form a cavern that I cannot navigate. Separated by this cavern by this cushion your arm straddles the gap to my side like a handlebar … Continue reading What can I do to help?