You say that I speak of (my) darkness too much. With my heart stripped bare before your eyes, I stand, my shadows a gift for the searching ones. Don't you know that light that shines too brightly, blinds?
Sometimes, the only thing that I have to give to you, is me. Cracked and fragile; pain oozing from dark places that I can't even see. But, you do. You see, and you don't flinch. You catch me when I fall; tenderly you bind me up; stuff love in the holes, and stop me from... Continue Reading →
How I wish I could find you; to somehow show you, that I became all the things that you told me, I would never be. —Dreamer.
For you, I lay down my darkness. When it calls, I turn my back; refuse the siren call of my escape. Only, for you. Because, in your eyes, I see the only light that shines kindly on my empty places. You, are my redemption.
I wore a lifetime of shame before I finally realised, that the poisoned refrain you sang over me, was birthed from your own fractured dreams. —I walked in shame, until.
Your story belongs to all of us. Speak through the pain, and lay bare the thing that would strangle you. Give words to your shame. It is not yours to carry, alone. This is how we heal each other. —This is how we heal.
When did we decide that the worth of another human being, lies in the amount of melanin in their skin? We must undo this evil.
Every now and then you should take out your fears, and expose them to the sun. – Fight.
We talk of young love as if it's the only love that matters. Those heady days fade. Eventually. No, talk to me about old love. With its gentle patina of well-worn comfort. Of another, knowing your thoughts, knowing what makes your heart race with joy, laying down dreams so you can find yours. Talk to... Continue Reading →
A slightly longer story than my usual. Less than 1000 words, so a lovely quick flash-fiction read that I hope will convey my heart about children with special needs and (dis)abilities. I have been wanting to write this for such a long time. My son is autistic and as most parents who have walked the... Continue Reading →