April 28, 2017
5pm Friday Night
Emails, accounts, late promises
next door’s drum and bass
dog eyes me pityingly.
The woman in the allergy clinic tells me to use my Epi Pen if I feel overcome by a sense of imminent doom
I flash her my Labour Party card
she says just to use it if I eat a peanut
April 26, 2017
What Was Left
split in to two distinct categories
space, monsters and Neil Gaiman
social commentary, unread classics and bad book club choices...
When I was 17 I was desperate to get inside one
to make me feel like I was in control.
April 24, 2017
After another weekend of birthday celebrations I haven't managed to get these online fast enough so here's three in a row.
Notes From The Allergy Clinic
We sit too close
sleeves rolled up
resisting the urge to itch
resenting the ‘no phones’ rule
as our arms blister
April 21, 2017
Today's prompt was to write a poem based on something(s) over heard
I Saw It On Instagram
because they’re telling us to eat fruit
but actually it’s really bad for you
have you tried lemon juice?
turmeric would clear that up
cut out dairy
cut out citrus
cut out carbs
are you dri...
April 20, 2017
pile of washing
sent the last email
on that dreaded application
last minute prep
for Year 5 workshop in the morning
laptop logged off
when I remember
with a thud
I have yet to write
today’s sodding poem.
April 19, 2017
This morning's prompt on The Poetry School website was towrite a bad poem. Luckily I have years of experience to draw from.
A complete list of the themes covered in my poems between the years 2007 – 2010
suggesting not one
had yet made it to puberty
April 18, 2017
Is it a coincidence that my birthday weekend hangover has cleared and Theresa May's called a General Election?
I'm just grateful it's another day when the poem has written itself.
Excuse me, Mr Corbyn. Theresa’s on the phone.
Organic marrow in one hand
a thirst o...
April 17, 2017
Yesterday was my birthday, I woke up with a sore head and after a prosecco breakfast had no motivation to write a poem and today has been much the same (minus the boozy breakfast).
Yesterday’s was a total cheat without looking at a prompt; today’s prompt on The Poetry S...
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