One Wish

Dear Father Christmas, a.k.a. Santa,   All I really want for Christmas is an end to: Global warming Environmental destruction Exploitative labour practices White supremacist capitalism Corporate digital surveillance Mass incarceration Domestic violence Genocide Patriarchy Poverty Classism Racism Sexism Sectarianism Ageism Ableism Homophobia Transphobia Xenophobia As all of these issues are clearly beyond your power … Continue reading One Wish

Octopi Diving

A cunnilingus octopi sits on my desk, giving me the eye. A diving woman found her way down deep to sucking lips and tentacled hands much better than any man could offer Up on land. Image: Hokusai, K. (1814) Diving Woman & Octopi/Kinoe no komatsu. Hanshibon-size illustrated book, colour woodblock, 3 vols 22 x 15.5cm … Continue reading Octopi Diving

Toilet/Interview

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