I have a room of my own. The smallest in the house. I can see the garden and the seasons changing in front of my window. Sometimes, all the seasons pass in a single day. There is one bookshelf full of books and pictures line the walls. These pictures have been carefully curated and hung … Continue reading A Room of One’s Own Revisited
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.
If at first you don’t succeed How many times must you try again? It’s blatantly obvious you don’t fit the breed Of reputedly notable dead white old men. Continual rejections and failures reinforce That success is a Grail few can achieve Where the rules and requirements are written in Morse And the idea of … Continue reading Success
Tall purple tulips by towering granite walls, Unimagined lives cloistered within those narrow halls. You reach out to pluck one, caress its perfect shape, They are the only patch of colour in this urban landscape. The grey of the high-rise shuts out the sky, You leave the tulips growing, walk to a supermarket nearby, Buy … Continue reading Tulips
Are you happy? He asks whilst slurping his soup, It’s his new favourite topic that goes on in a loop, How happiness is something you find and achieve, It’s not something that’s arbitrary, elusive, misconceived. I am grateful for many things here in my life, My health, this house, the heating on at night. … Continue reading Happiness