Poem: Love Is Not

Poem: Love Is Not

Someone once said to me that poems ought not to need explanation, but some do. I differ in opinion because it suits me. This is a poem about Love and Love is not. – Before I knew anything hard or cruel like the world is I believed in fairy tales with one dubious...
Welcome to the Lonely.

Welcome to the Lonely.

One morning last year, I woke from a dream and my head was full of thought; hanging like a wave waiting to crest for some time. The kind of billowy thoughts that are undefined; really more of a feeling. It was heavy and I searched to define it until I remembered the...
I Have Given Up Love.

I Have Given Up Love.

I have something to tell you but first I must give you two definitions. Be patient with me, but come along with me to this place.  Love is problematic to define these days. A single word has been stretched through the ages to encompass many things that are not...
I Am Not Qualified For Beauty.

I Am Not Qualified For Beauty.

I did not earn these tiger stripes of mine. I am not one of the women who can claim bravery, sharing images of stretchmarks on Instagram. The hashtag is #loveyourlines. Search it and you will read some words that reveal how women really feel about beauty and its...