The murder of George Floyd had brought racism to the forefront of our minds and the forefront of the media. The headlines will fade in time, the petitions will stop, the protestors will look at their banners, their photos, and their videos as part of their history if they are not deleted or confined to […]

Imagine being able to be whoever you wanted to be. To be able to live many different lives and switch between them at will and if you get bored, you just add another one. To do whatever you want to do without any consequences at all. To say what you want to say to whoever […]

The bonfire petered out.We raked the ashes,it was time to walk away,everything was gone. Obliterating history,in just a single act.We rescued things of valueand ourselves. The people we once weredied within those flames.The future had no map,no plan, no safety net. Image by David Mark from Pixabay Copyright © 2020 Lily Lawson

My soul, black as the darkest nightseeks pointlessly for stars,or tempting fate, the moon,to shed some glimpse of light. I hide myself,and would stay hidden,if sustenance was found there,or delivered by request,but never in this place. I dared not hope,for the freedomof a solitary time,to think and feel without constraint,and yet that gift is given. […]

Falling into the deep dark pit,I reach for the safety ropeand it’s cut with a knife. Help is on it’s way they say,but I have heard it all beforeand no help came. My ability to climb is impairedby my countless wounds,more this time than before. The hope of full recoveryseems too remote a possibility.I can’t […]

We have so many colours,we have so many hues,the expression of some parts of us,maybe hidden from view. Some people see our rainbow,some people see only part,they may choose their viewing point,or we may move them on their way. I am painting my rainbow,there are those who hold the paint,each brush stroke adds dimension,the end […]

You won’t destroy me,you will hurt me,if Iet you,so I have to keep you out,away from me. I have to keep my barriers manned,patrolled, no chance of sleep,because you sense every weakness,you highlight it, and expose it,you thrill in making me look bad,and then you gather up support,till I am left to defend myself, alone. […]

I want you to bring me my favourite drinkserved up with my favourite meal.I want you to put on my favourite songand dance with me in the night air.I want us to sit in my favourite placeand go on my favourite walk.To come in the door at the end of the dayand know you will […]