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Immerse

24 Sep 2020 Category: erasure poetry


Taken from Crack Magazine, February 2020.

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Korembi

23 Sep 2020 Category: photos



Komorebi (木漏れ日): the scattered light that filters through when sunlight shines through trees

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The Garden

21 Sep 2020 Category: this was meant to be the future

Surrounded by the long grass swaying in the breeze, the office seemed forever away. Helen could hear the gentle babbling of a stream somewhere nearby. Far up in the sky, a bird of prey hovered, looking for dinner. She felt the warmth of the golden sun on her face. She needed this.

This morning had been a busy one, with four hundred and seventeen emails landing in her inbox, most marked urgent and needing immediate action. As she had waded through them, another fifty three had arrived.

The way Helen saw it, every department had their turn in the fire...

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Productivity in a Crisis

17 Sep 2020 Category: plague notes

From the always excellent Laurie Penny writing in Wired:

It’s hardly surprising that so many of us are processing this immense, unknowable collective catastrophe by escaping into smaller, everyday emergencies. A crisis you create for yourself, after all, is a crisis you might be able to control. Frantic productivity is a fear response.

Productivity Is Not Working

I recommend reading the whole article. It identified how I felt at the start of the crisis. I attempted to ignore the outside world and settle into big projects. I learnt to code, rebuilt and redesigned this whole website, wrote...

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Beyond

14 Sep 2020 Category: erasure poetry


Taken from Crack Magazine, February 2020.

This one took a lot of digital manipulation. I wanted to break out of the usual black to reflect the content. This was the original in context:


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Rocket

12 Sep 2020 Category: poetry

shot

into






inferno

propels

bodies

beyond

our

.



cargo:

food

tools

hope

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Squall

07 Sep 2020 Category: erasure poetry


Taken from Crack Magazine, October 2019

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Show and Tell

04 Sep 2020 Category: poetry

Miss Morris asked us to bring something special
in and talk about it in front of the class
for everyone else to share and enjoy
and so in this cardboard box I have brought
the first rays of morning and if I open it
this classroom, with its peeling walls,
its desks engraved with cramped insults
and declarations of love from children
who have now become adults, its blutacked
posters of the alphabet, all we can see will
transform into gold and all our...

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Half Life

03 Sep 2020 Category: erasure poetry


Taken from Crack Magazine, October 2019

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Costal walks

02 Sep 2020 Category: photos







I’m delighted to have a poem over at Mineral Lit. It’s a very strange one called Travelling.

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Missed Connection

25 Aug 2020 Category: poetry

Were you the stranger dressed in electricity
who floated above the tarmac without contact,
who smiled in morse code, smelled of lavender
and engine oil, who spoke in rapid static bursts
which I understood to be secrets never spoken?
Did you splinter my sternum, peer inside to find
distant storms and lightning brewing? Did you fold
yourself into the air and vanish, entering the unseen
creases of reality as easily as catching a bus?
Were your irises burnt into the pavement for days?
Please respond to me if...

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Advert Break

20 Aug 2020 Category: this was meant to be the future

The opening shot is a still lake, first thing in the morning. The sun has just started to beam down on the water. It is a mirror, reflecting the perfect blue sky. There’s no clouds. Not here. The lake is surrounded by pine trees, all pristine as if they have been copy and pasted. There’s a pier that juts out from the bottom of the frame into the lake, with a small row boat tied to it. The boat has a cloth tarpaulin over it and oars sticking out. A couple of boards are missing on the pier. Paint on...

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What we are made of

12 Aug 2020 Category: erasure poetry


Taken from Crack magazine, February 2020.

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Silhouettes

10 Aug 2020 Category: poetry

Drunk dancers stumbling over earth,
we expect to leave no trace behind.

After centuries of exponential progress
the sudden fury of suns is released.

Afterwards, on bricks still standing
we are etched silhouettes embracing.

Our outlines entwined, two dimensions,
diminished by the judgement of light.


75 years later, we still hear the echoes.

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Enclosed

07 Aug 2020 Category: erasure poetry


Taken from Dork magazine, April 2019.

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