‘Relationship’ is one of those words that encompasses a number of connections and bonds. I’ve written loads on the subject, and yet I find that there is always more to say. There is just so much to cover: friendships, lovers, ex-lovers, parent/child relationships, or even relationships in the broader sense: people you meet on the street, clients, or your local barista.
I’ve been through a lot, and shared almost all. Writing is therapeutic for me, a way to explore my feelings, close chapters, and move on. I hope that I can help people by sharing my experiences, even through the darkest times of my life, of which there have been several.
Some selections include Trigger Warnings for descriptions of sexual assault and domestic violence.
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Behind my eyes is a poem about sleep paralysis and nightmares, even waking ones. It explores the implications of PTSD and insomnia.
Father Dearest is a poem and collection of screenshots highlighting the abuse I’ve suffered at the hands of my father, and how addiction has torn us apart.
Singularity is a poem about loneliness, depression, a long distance relationship, chronic pain, and grocery shopping for one.
Belonging is a poem I write after I left the UK, where my then-boyfriend, now-husband, was living, about feeling whole and torn apart at the same time.
This poem is based on the play I saw in Newcastle, Rebecca, adapted from the novel written by Daphne du Maurier, a dark coming-of-age tale.
Aeroplane is a poem I wrote while on a plane, my first inter-continental flight, on my way to meet the man I would eventually marry for the first time.
England is a poem about taking chances and opening yourself up to love, written after the man I would later marry asked me to come to England to meet him.
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