Exploration of a Poem: Poles

I am not sure if other poets explore their poetry in this way but I am not other poets and certainly not one to follow the status quo. So I thought that it might be fun to provide a little bit of background and exploration of some of the poems to be released in Phoenix … Continue reading Exploration of a Poem: Poles

When Reality Bites

Every now and then reality bites and stings hard and fast. Before you know it, you’re slipping down that memory mudslide full throttle with no brake and you’ve had the wind knocked out of you. This happened to me just a few minutes ago. I had a moment when I was re-experiencing a creative work … Continue reading When Reality Bites

Please Pray for Our Fire-Ravaged Nation

It's 10:23 pm on New Year's Eve, 2019. I am sitting on the sofa bed in my mum's house in Canberra, having a bit of trouble settling for sleep and trying to keep my eyes from getting dryer due to the smoke that has seeped into the house via that silly little window in the … Continue reading Please Pray for Our Fire-Ravaged Nation

Hail

She throws herself down in great torrents,pounding the parched earth with desperate fists, aching to crack it open anddesperate to quench its deep thirst.  Mouth wide like a baby bird, he gulps, swallowing the life-giving wet like a dying man, grasping at each rivulet that tries to run.   Her rage thickens as each drop … Continue reading Hail

I don’t believe in small talk.

I don't believe in small talk. To begin with, it feels staged and obligatory and not at all like how humans desire to interact with each other. I've not actually met another person who genuinely enjoys small talk. It's like we do it because we feel it's etiquette - the right thing to do. But … Continue reading I don’t believe in small talk.