cat chat poetry

CAT CHAT

My cat whines at me in what sounds operatic. Harmonising with itself. Itself being its reflection in the oven door. Maybe it just wants a chat. I realise, after asking what’s wrong, as if she can respond, can translate my ‘can you be quiet?’ in to something feline. I realise, two hours later, after shutting … Continue reading CAT CHAT

coffee bar at university

Coffee Prescribed

First time medicated was in the library. 3 deadlines that week and my eyes are splitting. The laptop screen, the closest I’ve got to intimacy in weeks. I guess it breathes, it makes enough noise to resemble something humane. Why, when you’ve got so much to do Do you check Facebook when you know you’re … Continue reading Coffee Prescribed

The Reality of Eating Disorders

TWs: ED, depression , mental health Last week was Eating Disorders Awareness week. Over twitter were tons of 'inspirational' tweets, insisting it gets better (I was one of them) and even photos of malnourished, ill girls showing 'before and after.' As much as these posts are positive to a degree, they don't spread the horrible … Continue reading The Reality of Eating Disorders

Doors Closing

Her hair was straw-like and shoulder-length, the colour couldn’t decide what it wanted to be. Platinum blonde gone wrong? To me, it screamed ‘grey in disguise.’ That’s the thing about hair, women’s specifically. It says so much. Okay, I’ve definitely drunk too much coffee this morning. Shut up, Liam. That, or we’re in a space … Continue reading Doors Closing