blood red – just another girl

it was my mother’sfavourite colourso I planted red gardeniaswhere bees now hover my goin’ out lipstickin a tube thin & sleekso I can leave red kisseson my loved ones cheek so many shadestantalizing huesshiny red toenailspeeking through my summer shoes flags, cars, hairit flows in rivers during warsoldiers of different racesdying on a foreign shoreContinue reading “blood red – just another girl”

weary – just another girl

it went awaythe poem I meant to writeit vanishedwith today’s sunlight it’s gonea poetic door now closedlike the blood of protestersscrubbed ‘n hosed they disappearedwords I thought were so profoundno one wants to hearpleas from the urban ground I lost themall those words I wanted to sayprobably wouldn’t have helpedany old way copyright © 2020Continue reading “weary – just another girl”

ritual – just another girl

gettin’ up in the mornin’“where are my fags?”while the kettle’s boilin’I need those first few drags before I eat my breakfast“what happened to my book?”fiction’s better than the newsit improves the day’s outlook gotta get some bread ‘n milk“where’d I put my purse?”must be fallout from the lockdownthat’s why my memory’s getting’ worse however,“where areContinue reading “ritual – just another girl”

wind – Just another Girl

I listen to the windas I lie in bedill positioned pillowspropped beneath my troubled head it speaks to me, this windvoice a distinctive hallmarkevoking myriad memoriesas I shiver in the dark it’s a drunk dude cursinga shrieking CSX freight traina woman loudly screaminggiving birth in blood & pain howling at my windowswirling dust at theContinue reading “wind – Just another Girl”

duvet days – kate58 (just another girl)

mournful windsthreatening skies of greyoutdoorsis off the table for todayrain is fallingoh so fineliquid diamonds danglingfrom the clothesline but it’s okayif my plans go astraygonna grab my blanketgive myself a duvet day to start, a big breakfastI will cookfeed my facereading my favourite booka long hot showerwill make me feel blessedbut I’ll not getproperly dressedContinue reading “duvet days – kate58 (just another girl)”

we are not disposable – kate58 (Just Another Girl)

time may slow, days may lagI’m older now so my breasts sagmy skin no longer a burnished goldbut I’m not useless: I’m just getting old grey – a bit thinning – grows my hairit takes a bit longer to get out that chairwrapped in a blanket cause I’m often colddon’t make me less worthy: I’mContinue reading “we are not disposable – kate58 (Just Another Girl)”