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Fishing / Poem

Someone gives me a compliment I did not ask for, And you say I’m fishing for it. Only I did not want what I caught, I did not eat what I caught, I threw it back into the ocean Where every other nice word said about me Has sunk to the bottom. Why would I […]

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Mountain / Poem

I’m not calling you a liar I just don’t understand the truth I’m not saying you’re getting it wrong I just can’t get this mountain to move. I’m not saying you don’t care But I can’t keep walking this way I don’t think you’ve thought this through You keep telling this mountain to stay. As […]

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A Creative Morning

A cup of tea. This is where it starts. The day, I mean. Or, a blog post. This morning it’s Chai. Tomorrow it could be Russian Caravan. Or Australian Afternoon. Or Chai, again. Some mornings begin with communion. My Mum sent me some pages of a book about it, and as we’re not able to […]

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Today / Poem

The day was golden, If a bit insecure. The sky was hopeful of the dawn to follow. When no light was left The rain bled through the cracks in the stars And we thirsted no more. Our dreams became the new day, Expectant. The sun rose upon the grass, The grass that held drops of […]

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inspiration frustration

Being creative is difficult. I always want a finished product, but I do not always want to go through the process of completing it. There is so much information out there, related to learning or building a habit or making something. With writing, I think the advice I hear the most is something like: you […]

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questions asked during my (almost) daily walks.

1 / How did that guy plait his beard so loosely? 2 / No, really, how is that holding together? 3 / Have I seen that couple before? 4 / Why is that man not wearing a shirt? 5 / Why do I want to use this play equipment now that I’m not allowed to? […]

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Gold / Poem

The jeans are grass stains from a day of rolling down hills Ripped on the fence we climbed over To escape the terror we created in our own minds. When we walk barefoot Your toe catches the seashells and they break from your weight. The moon is full A face of smiles You can only […]

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a creative life.

I want to create. I want to create and not care about the end product. I want to draw something and be happy without minding what it looks like. I want to play guitar and not care if someone is listening. I want to sing with joy. I want to dance in freedom. I want […]

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Tsunami / Poem

The tsunami came with a warning, The waning of the sea. Pulled back, The ocean bed bared like my scars. How to outrun such a magnetising beast, Not strong enough to look from its eyes. Water giving and taking away, Hold your breath, Save it for a rainy day. Heart fell onto the sandy floor, […]

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Before / Poem

When I was young I climbed up a tree and Sat on the highest branch The tree was small My feet brushed the ground and I couldn’t see over the hills I grew older But never left the boughs The leaves became my home The landscape changed But the tree kept growing I couldn’t reach […]