Genetics of Addiction

I was born with addicts running reckless in my family Addiction meandered up and down my veins Planning the perfect time to strike Hitting me like I’d imagine an 18-wheeler would It’s said that if you live by the sword, you die by the sword Tell that to my cousins In and out of jails, […]

Queen of Nothing

I barely remember how the hues of December cast sepia waves through her hair. Those words she first uttered: out here there be monsters, seemed a plea, not a thing to beware. A quick realisation: she sailed a maelstrom mainlining a vein named despair. Lost within dreams of heroine queens, I drew heart-shaped clouds in […]

wide wide world

just one of those ready-to-scream moments when there’s nothing left inside but frustration and anger except you’re stuck inside there the open door may as well be barred and force-field guarded because it’s not the fresh air that keeps you in it’s those others inside with you those who whisper sweet pleas as they swallow […]

“He only wants to get you out of your mind”…

~ The drink in her hand… Her back against the wall… He pins her so robustly… Her defences quickly fall… Her head feels so light… Her world begins to spin… Her legs turn to jelly… As she breathes him all in… She knows it’s not right… But doesn’t really care… She wants him to touch […]