The perfect Christmas card
Next year I need to make or find the perfect Christmas card.
One which doesn’t say
‘Have a fabulous New Year’.
Instead a card which says;
‘I’m thinking of you’…
I’m thinking of you because
I know this year,
have hard stuff in them,… Read more
That restless gnawing,
inability to settle.
Freeze has thawed into bubbling white water,
a torrent thrashing stones,
hurtling bleakly down into unknown.
wearing me away,
eroding all that is known,
shuddering to surface
from this restless chase;
to gush… Read more
Drawing a line – setting and accepting boundaries
It is cold, grey, damp and December.
I am standing in yard waving a whip at a woman I have only just met.
I am learning about boundaries…mine and hers.
She approaches from afar and stops when she sees something in me which would indicate uncertainty or discomfort. I don’t even notice that I have … Read more
Curing depression through love
When I moved from Kent to Wales I wanted to do some psychotherapy. A friend in Kent had recommended the CCPE in London where I loved the one day course I did in Archetypes, Alchemy and the Unconscious. At the end of the day I went to see if they had any therapists in Wales … Read more
The kitten tags the dog’s tail,
The dog moves away.
The kitten chews the dog’s ear,
The dog growls a warning.
The kitten pounces on the dog,
The dog snarls and chases it.
The kitten runs away.
No harm done.
I wave the horse around the arena,
She avoids … Read more
The lonely tree
There is a pain, like no other for me,
the pain of knowing you are together
and I am here.
Locked down, locked away.
The primary classrooms when too tall I towered out of the peer group clusters,
The secondary scythes of wop, diego, spik.
The secret of the shameful family split,
not washing … Read more