Mirror. Lipstick. Smile. Another toilet/interview. The same harsh lighting. The smell of stale perfume. Your reflection asks: Is this the one? The job for you? The first time is memorable (you wear boots in cobalt blue) and gush and fawn too much to bear – they say you’ll hear back ‘soon.’ Mirror. Lipstick. Smile. … Continue reading Toilet/Interview
There are moments when tension turns to air, Moments where you expand and exhale, Moments of peace you quietly share And then there is living with endless email.
How would you know which stories are true If the telling is filled with lies and deceit? How would you know which views to pursue If knowledge is partial and never complete? She says she reads legends from a time long ago When magical beings lived in plain sight; In forests and glades with … Continue reading Ashes
They held me fast and tied me down, An eagle ate my liver; The sea rushed in – I did not drown, Bound to this rocky pillar. They punished me for gifting fire, The Gods punished a Titan; Did I know then fire would inspire, That fire could enlighten? From gifted fire … Continue reading Fire
What have you done my wasted wine? My dress is torn, my hands are shaking; He spied on you atop the pine - His limbs you rent, his head for staking. I thought he was a mountain lion, I thought I saved us from destruction; Destroyed you have your only scion - By … Continue reading Wine
A year ago today I started this blog. I had no idea what I was doing or indeed what this blog would be about. I started in prose and wrote about Esther’s challenges and (small) triumphs working within higher education in the UK. These accounts are largely autobiographical, with nods to anonymity through pseudonyms of … Continue reading One
Were I young (and not so old), I'd have kids now, not later. I am young (and please don't scold), I plan to terminate her.