Distraction

My mind fizzes and pops, I’m scrolling on my phone and I just can’t stop, Stop. What? Sorry I didn’t hear you, A bird flew by, just there, near you. Its 1am and I can’t sleep, Tomorrow morning, there’s an appointment to keep. Weep. That thing that happened ten years ago, It’s important – my […]

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The Secrets Water Holds – Poetry

I’m often inspired by the weather. The tropical heat we’ve been having in the UK is quite unusual, so naturally we’ve all been talking about it – a lot. I hope you enjoy this poem that I wrote during one of the many storms this week. White water is dripping at the window, A spiral […]

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Umbrella Heart

The rain often caught me, Ice water etched rivulets into my bones, The cold soaked so deep, I couldn’t catch my breath to breathe. I only knew I couldn’t fight, Fear wrapped me up and held me. And cosy comforts became puppets strings, Wrenching me from my door. I wanted to scream at it to […]

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The Desert

I thought I was alone in this desert, In fact, I’ve never felt so lonely. The sky is beautiful, unbroken and blue, But not as blue as me. The scorpion at my feet walks by, oblivious. I’m not alone because you are over there, I wave at you frantically, The sand swirls around me, Into […]

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We are together.

Mental illness is a difficult thing to live with. The little things like going to visit a friend or popping to your local coffee shop can be what help you stay well. So losing that freedom can feel hard to bear. I tried to remind myself of how important it is to protect others by […]

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