Jul09

A List of Demands. I demand that people be kinder to me. A woman blends foundation to camouflage her blue/yellow bruises. I swing wildly with the cricket bat my Granddad made from scraps. I demand that I get more hugs. A fat bellied kid dies in an African village. I savagely rip the coverings off…

Jul09

Do not look in your bag for sympathyOr apathy, You will not find self-harm or self-hateUpon my shoulders or within my crate.I’ve spent my years in a single place,I ate my lunch and drink my tea in a quiet space,Never expecting others to want my companyOr appear suddenlyWith balloons and cake for my birthdayOr drinks…