The Ballad of Meera

On the Lavender shore of a faraway land

a beautiful maiden was carved from the sand.

she had seashell eyes and driftwood hands,

seaweed for hair and a sunbleached tan.

with a voice like fine whiskey

so lovely was she

The beautiful Meera birthed by the sea.

she would sing all day

and weep all night

for her life in the sea just didn’t feel right

Meera longed to be human

to be of flesh and of bone

to step foot on land

and abandon her home

so she swam to the shore, steadied her breath

climbed onto the pier to take her first steps

almost right away she struggled and stumbled

her driftwood hands cracked

and sandy legs crumbled

the rest of her body was beginning to crack

and with all the strength she could manage

she pulled herself back

back to the ocean, back to her home

as she came to realise she couldn’t do it alone

no, she’d need a new body

one of flesh and of bone

for every night onwards as she passed sailing ships

she’d catch sailor’s eyes with a song on her lips

one by one they would fall to their graves

minds scrambled beyond reason, their bodies her slaves

with every new victim, she’d remove their sin.

she finally had a body

to walk around in.




Ring of God

Stuck all on me

pulling at my pieces

so desperately.


I had a good day

then a bad day, okay,

The worst day,


Now I need more tape

to stick me back together


soon I will have tape instead of skin

instead of fingers,

instead of toes,

I will use string for my joints

my eyes, lips, and nose


I’ll have so many new movements

I could sit, stand or twirl,

i’ll be the shiny new toy

your Sellotape girl.

I Miss It (Response)

I miss it too. Of course I do

Hours together in fading light

Then off adventuring

Into a warm distant night


We get shots at the ready

All in a line

Camera’s held steady

Taking snapshots in time


I miss your little made up tunes

And your cute dopey smile

I especially miss the way

That you could bring mine out

for a while.


It’s weird to think

how far apart we are

and the distance we travel from

even weirder that time flies by

when you’re here

yet ceases when you’re gone.

Wonder Kids

We are the exceptional,

The Apples of our mother’s eyes

Balloons that rise, rise above

Reaching for heights we ourselves cannot see.



Dearly departed from the realm of sanity.

Giving the mundane a voice

Hearing music out of noise

We see through portals

To another world,


The real world, for most is

hard edges and straight lines.

For us it’s bursts and swirls.

We get lost in the real world.



We are the wonderful crazy,

The extravagant unknown

The souls that couldn’t survive

So far away from home.


Most of us don’t make it,

We are a glorious mistake,

Living with normality

Which was never ours to take.


But even though we do not see

in 1s and 0s,

We do not need rescuing.

We’re our own heroes.



You didn’t explode into my world

like colourful sparks of light.

More like, cannonballed at full speed.

And knocked out all my fight.


And though you couldn’t brighten up my dark corners

Because they were already bright.

you made yourself at home in my heart

where I welcome you each night,


there is so much I love about you

so much more that I can say. Like,

Your goofy smile and, pretty eyes

That I could look at everyday.


How your passion’s not just for existing

Though it’s rarely ever seen.

It lies in art and, stars, and stories

And everything in between.

I realise now,


I don’t want someone with no faith

Someone who thinks they’re flawed

I need someone like you around.

Who refuses to be awed.


Love Letter To Swearing

I love to swear

that’s a fact.

and it is sweet.
It’s unladylike! You say.

Inarticulate swine!

And you’re right it is, truly, a shame!

That articulation is arbitrary,

and, my language choice, is mine.

See my vocabulary is vast

It stretches out like the sea.

And my sea won’t shrink

If I happen to use the C.


The feeling of the fricative F

As I say the word,


so visceral I have to repeat.


The subtle sibilance

As my mouth forms a shhhh

And ends with a quick hit.


My choice of words will not diminish

Either my manner, my charm,

my humour, or wit.
It doesn’t make me unintelligent

To use it for embellishment.
So for those of you,

who would-

Admonish me for my words,

I truly hope this helps.


Now kindly take your criticism,

And go fuck yourself.