Calling Me Home

The mountains Are calling me home I hear their song in my heart Whispering Urging me To return I taste the waters Of the fjords Crisp and clear On my tongue I feel the vines Of the forests below Snaking around me Tightening around me Dragging me back The clouds descend From the summits Cloaking… Continue reading Calling Me Home

Politics, Society & Satire


We all dream of California Pretty people on every corner Trying to make it big So the whole world knows their face   But we can't all earn a fortune Not enough fame for everyone For every pedigree breed out there There's ten times as many strays   With predators and deviants Calculated, devious Preying… Continue reading Hollywood

The Bedside Draw

Final Goodbye

I wrote in my poem Creases that I keep some of my old poems in a drawer next to my bed. Here is one of them, written (I believe) around twelve years ago. It has only been lightly edited for posting, including giving it a new title. It was written very much as a song,… Continue reading Final Goodbye

Short stories

Writing Challenge: Footsteps In The Dark

At a creative writing group yesterday, we were set a task of creating a short passage (either an introduction to a tale, or a story in its own right) based on the following brief given by the organiser, off the top of his head: Night. Edge of a forest. A girl/young woman is walking. Full… Continue reading Writing Challenge: Footsteps In The Dark

Depression & Mental Health


Insomnia Caused by paranoia Convinced that if I fall asleep I may never wake up And in my state of sleeplessness My fear only worsens And when I do drift off Panic sets in And I'm jolted back to wakefulness Heartbeat racing Cold sweat forming I must stay awake So I can see it coming… Continue reading Insomnoparanoia

Depression & Mental Health, Love, Life & Loss

Look // Listen // Learn

As a vaccine needs A sample of the disease As a cure for poison Requires a taste of the venom You will never understand What life is like on the other side If you don't live it yourself See the world through their eyes Experience the ways They fill their days Or at least take… Continue reading Look // Listen // Learn