Not quite the whole cherry

there are no photos from all the way Back then but I don’t need them To see what They would show. You and me drunk And in a muddle my head turned In your direction Waiting They ask you the questions You shrug I Say it doesn’t matter We are always chasing The attention of…

Heat waves and hotel hibernation

The climate is collapsing, temperatures are going to increase and we are all going to die slow sweaty deaths. That is people who are the most vulnerable will. This is something I think about and I am pretty sure I am not the only one. When I saw that Melbourne was going to experience a…

Super Fun Mormon Guilt Play list

Hell in Every Religion by Stevie Jean Crucify by Tori Amos Losing His Touch by Jack Off Jill Judith by A Perfect Circle Mansion In The Sky by Brian Jonestown Massacre Opiate by TOOL Gods Love by Bad Religion This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush Running Up That Hill by Placebo Head Like A Hole…

My parents had sex and I happened aka my birthday.

My birthday is spent in Sydney. It was very nearly not though as there was a slight communication mishap between my partner and I.  A month before my birthday they texted me to ask if they could book me for my birthday weekend. I had replied with my usual sardonic humour with something about being…

Wednesday Writing

The last two nights I have slept through till morning. No waking up at two am gasping for breath in a panic. no anxiety stomach cramps. Unfortunately my rare deep sleep on Tuesday morning meant I didn’t stir when my partner thought he had locked himself out on his way to work without his car…

Red Dirt Poetry Festival

Highlights of Red Dirt Poetry Festival in Alice Springs August 2-5 2018 For the first time I get my flights and accommodation covered for being a performer in a festival. It makes me feel incredible and dare I say it: like a real writer who is valued. The event organizer herself Laurel Jane May picks…

July and Jess have the same amount of letters

When I met him at the arrival gate after six weeks apart I burst into tears as he wrapped me up in a hug. The tears were a surprise to both of us. It was not that I had been unable to function without him around. Its just that I was glad he was back…

Avici Is the hellish area where dead sinners are reborn. 

”When you look in the mirror, do you see yourself?
Do you see yourself on the tv screen?
Do you see yourself in the magazine
When you see yourself, does it make you scream?
Identity is the crisis, can’t you see?
Identity, identity”
Polly Styrene XRay Spex

Wanted Not wanting

Sure sex is great but have you ever been given the digits of a beautiful theatre maker from Columbia in the hopes you would help them realize their most salient theatre vision?