12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

these things are earned

you can partially open your book of time you can regale, recount but you cannot make anyone hear the in between stories of you you can embrace and inhale the … Continue reading

May 21, 2020 · Leave a comment


my eyes these months have been an unseasonable desert cried out, cried out into blooms voluptuous waves of bioluminescence “dive right in,” they say, “you’re still young you should know … Continue reading

May 21, 2020 · 2 Comments

Tawûsê Melek

lush coated ohs and eyes as he stalks by on eggshells crushed under the weight of pride I wake in the night still convinced I hear his whisper of ax … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

a story of perfect rice

And then we come to a story of perfect rice and how when i was seventeen with my parents and sister i tasted perfect rice at a breakfast table in … Continue reading

May 4, 2020 · 2 Comments


dressed as a thin sip of hope a misstep too close the sorry tumble of trust throwing up so much dust and gravel on the way down it’s little face … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment


a compound fracture from the stacked weight of years sifting hairline fissures fishing light through loose scree moraine drifts for sphinx’s riddles for golden knucklebones we were i would have … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

caught in cobwebs

silken traces of you here still six months on and I can draw my eye around the ghost of you edgy, smoking the blunt clamour of ideology the F sharp … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

lines of isolation

grief catches in my hair I am an artist, a poet so it is only fitting that it must pour out somewhere on the canvas of me so it appears … Continue reading

April 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

slow dance

hers is a dance the velocity of months the stillness within converge, bow the silver hangnail overseeing starfall a hooded cat eye in fleeting cloud a hot drop of wax … Continue reading

April 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

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