Monthly Archives: April 2014

Review of Layla – by Nina De La Mer

I grabbed a copy of Layla having read De La Mer’s startling novel 4am and it did not disappoint. It had a hard act to follow so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The story follows a week in the … Continue reading

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The Bumblebee

Trapped The bumblebee under the jar Careering in every direction To be free Not seeing the cage But knowing it Feeling it Each beat bringing Exhaustion Frustration Fear And when my screaming stopped You lifted the lid And I crawled … Continue reading

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Come Join

Come join our band Of merry men They hollered Tempting with piles Of brittle bones And golden eggs From the geese They’d slaughtered Come join our chorus Of merry souls They crowed We’ve silver bullets And one trick ponies We’ve … Continue reading

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Burnt Gold

I lay my hands on burnt gold The heat sneaking through my fingers I watch as your gold dust Jumps in and out of time Held in place by The light bouncing Off the tiniest slip of eye Seen through … Continue reading

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The Unreal Narrative

Real women have curves The woman without Must be made of glass Or petals She floats away on her Made up cloud Real men don’t cry The man sobbing Must be a fountain A statue in the park He drowns … Continue reading

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You Hand Me Butterflies

You hand me butterflies You can’t count the number A billion All clambering To be inside me Fighting their way Through the treacle That you’ve made of me Their wings A constant beat They hear your voice From inside my … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know How She Does It

I don’t know how she does it The carrying on The burying deep The holding together With each day a battle To deal with the big And the little While pain carries her I don’t know how she does it … Continue reading

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