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  • Poetry > Free Verse
    you will not die out in an orchestral flash like you should. your shockwave will rustle a bronzed liquor leaf, curled up, fetal position. waiting for death. and it will spiral through winter air, so crisp you could bite it – the type that should've filled your lungs the last tim...
  • Hot Topics > What Matters
    I was not born to be a writer. I was born like all of us are - with a tiny charge inside me, keening for a joy, a buzz, a thrill. It took me all of eighteen months to find that charge fizzed contentedly when faced with a book, and a further decade to feel it sing at the cold touch of a pen in my...
  • Poetry > Haiku
    I paint by letters. Bend language, make it sing; this Hums with my colours. Twenty-six letters. Strange mosaics of curving lines Form electric songs....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    The scarlet lines on your wrists Once bright as charring summer The knife twists And it leaves another mark, Another lie to cover (the cat, the stairs, I tripped...dropped glance, another) And you plasmolyse yourself, like in biology, your magic shrinking in and peeling off the walls ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Carianne's a wistful word, So full of hope and futures deep In a mind that stirs in sleep And shuts as skies are waking; Carianne's a whispered word, A blip of joyous memory Words twine in dark corners, see The world's ours for the taking Carianne's a wanted word, He...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I don't want this. Not again. To categorise Every slight change in your voice Every light change in your eyes Hanging on your words, an ice-axe of phonetics protruding from the cliff face of a broken mountain. Our mountain. The grip seems so sure, But you slip away in a cloud of goss...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    I am the silence. I am the wind blowing through your ears On cold and dusty nights I am the winter's crystal spears I am the distant bird song-fights I am the dried rain-tracks on windowpanes Like jagged lightning blades I am the girl who lives on branches; Anonymity in spades I am t...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    His life is in khaki and runaway years, 'Runaway' since they pass by, just, so fast. His kiddies are growing like cherubim weeds. It's been three, four years and now this one's the last. His memories sharp, like through crystal-clear lakes; The foes and the friends out the...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    You killed it, dead. These seams are slit Like gossamer throats; they owed you what Could never be repaid. Mirror blood-lit. A jacket's life-lights fade Into whirled buttons on the carpet-down. The window broken, shatters stain the town. Alarm-clock's steady ticks, quicken, Die ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    That perfect pitch Flashes of colour on a screen The 'I love you' and they might've even meant it These days are made for memories No moment's worth forgetting The electricity It stays long after Your eyes have flickered closed If you've seen the world And s...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Are you clear grey of beginnings? Blank sky-canvas, cloud-covers. Or blue of day skies, angered seas, The far horizon's lovers. Brown, glossed with joyous madness... Glances, snatches, tide me over. And wisdom green of one that's seen That luck's not held in clover. A chance...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
    For her eyes, that grey of cyclones gently Prying your heart from its cage, let her go. For the rush, the winds, that cold embrace Stripping bare the black bones, let her go. For her malice laugh, a sugar-sweet Hemlock shard in your dreams, let her go. For her prejudice, that shuts down ...
  • Poetry > Haiku
    Our laughs clash like chords Dissonant by rule, and yet Somehow beautiful...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Love? Love's a day, creeping timelessly in its beginnings and heartbreakingly abrupt in its ends. We have a day. One day left for our spins, and our detonations, to marry and trail off into the kind of smoke you dreamed of when you were a wide-eyed child. That's how this...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Hello, faceless bright-eyed stranger, Past white noise, a future friend? We're a whirlwind of beginnings That we wish would never end So remember me, forget me; Flip a coin or roll a die. Then let's burn in bright fluorescents 'Till we melt into the sky....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Music, every note a cut That bleeds magic into the atmosphere Break the sun, Make colours the last thing you see Make grey and darkness disappear Synthesise love Into some kind of melody, That knocks your heart, black, red, blue Turns your blood ice-cold, But your sweet eyes shimmer gold....
  • Poetry > Sonnet
    Dark clouds fly low, sky's sold me for the rain To choke me down until the world turns grey. Until fairweather, you; that bright gold stain, The fine glass doll, miracle's giveaway. Life's in your laugh, by window or by wire, The world you've promised through those glitte...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    They're waiting for us For all we know This might be the last time I'm spinning I don't know where I am or which way is up But I can see your eyes And I'm not scared Promise me you'll run The cage is closing in A world like this has no time for us They'...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Electrify me, Put my circuits on overload I'm tired with rules, and hearing them shatter Is better than oceans, sea-green, Or any evening sunset sky scene. Terrify me, Remind me why I hide away Brush my fingers against the glass; Fear, dark fear of getting hurt (again) And love'...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
    Mirrors. Yes, in storybooks they glitter, The wondrous silver door to that parallel world You used to wish you'd slip into, With a sudden half-deliberate fall, Like lost hopes gasping back their breath. Wake up, my lovely; that hell you see has a net, But not 'safety.' Onl...

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