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
When a child leaves home
Here are my boys,
in their own world
of words I do not understand.
Where I used to lead,
distanced from the world they march into.
Then the eldest carries on walking,
until he leaves home
I am left floating in rivers
alone.… Read more
Last year during the first lock down in particular, it became 100% clear to me that I needed to change, and was changing how I lived in order to do my very small part to support nature with the major changes it and we are facing.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed in the face … Read more
This is what
This is what death looks like:
No great fanfare of mourners,
just a leaf of brown fur curled up in the soil.
This is what murder looks like:
Ignore the sharp eyed claws
the precise pounce,
the silent stealth
of unsuspected … Read more
Climate Emergency – a call for elders to support future generations
We have known since the 80s that climate change was in need of our attention and yet, we have either ignored it or tinkered around the edges of the massive changes that need to be made. As mothers and elders we have weathered storms and even in our imperfections, we have wisdom and experience to … Read more