Words for 2022
I am gathering words for 2022 because:
Language is how we humans understand, mediate, construct and control our reality, it is how we communicate with ourselves, each other and the more than human world. Changing language is powerful, we can use it to:
I want to re-member
– to put things back together, maybe … Read more
Make like a tabby
This is my cat.
He knows what he wants.
He stands by the door when he wants us to go out.
He stands by his bowl when he wants food.
He comes to sit on us when he wants a hug.
He plays when he wants to play,
Walks away when he has had enough… Read more
Do you remember pencils?
In primary school, Miss White’s class, I loved to stand by her desk and sharpen her pencils, in one of those machines with metal ears which you pinched to open the fierce, gripping mouth, which help the pencils, while you turned the handle to sharpen the pencil.
Remember … Read more
Sometimes we need a different perspective.
Sometimes we just have to stand in a different place,
In a different light,
or away from the light,
to see things differently,
to understand something new,
to notice what … Read more
Mind the Gap
Mind the gap
What you think you should look like
and what your body is.
what you thought you thought you would be,
and who you are now.
what you thought love was
and how it is daily, between the dishes and the washing machines.
the kind of … Read more
We are walking.
We both see a dead rabbit in the road.
I exclaim and want to move it,
you step in first.
You step in
and kick it to the kerb,
You pick it up by the tale,
fingers protected in a plastic bag,
and let the dogs sniff it… Read more