Monthly Archives: August 2013

Spider Child

I climbed to the furthest corner of the room I made myself as a spider, coiled and watchful Listening intently Breath held Hearing the thudding The banging of doors The voices raging A tiny spider I Behind my gauzy web, … Continue reading

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All The World’s A Stage

And the stage is set Even before You were given the part On you go, upstage or downstage It’s not important where you stand To be in the spotlight when told is your role You don’t know your lines It’s … Continue reading

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My breasts and Page 3

Approximately 25 years ago two little bulges of fat started to appear on my previously smooth chest. What began as two painful tender nubs became 2 mounds in what felt like record time. At 12 I was very well endowed, … Continue reading

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Island Of Wonder

Some have scaled me But I discovered me My oceans and plains ravaged by those who lived off me But tended and cared for My lands recovered My rivers and seas full once more My island thriving, lush, abundant Giver … Continue reading

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This Little Mummy Went To Market

This little Mummy went to Market or a foodbank This little Mummy stayed at home with the kids as childcare costs were extortionate This little Mummy cooked roast beef or a far cheaper alternative This little Mummy had none as … Continue reading

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Joy

Joy was the wet and slippery, the heat that took me by surprise, the purple question-mark laid on my elastain sack of a belly Joy was the eyes enquiring after only seconds outside me, searching me out through the scrunched … Continue reading

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Guilt

When you track back and try to figure out the root cause of a terrible experience at the hand of another, the risk is that you’ll start with “I did X…or Y and it caused Z, rather than he/she chose … Continue reading

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