The waves move too fast For me to outrun them, Laughing with adrenaline My cotton pants are soaked and cold, Even on this sunny day. I’m always balancing On the edge of disaster, Drifting with the ebb and flow of kelp as it decays. Seaweed that has met disaster already. No longer planted in The forest […]

The nature of poetry

Audre Lorde says that poetry is not a luxury. To flourish as human beings, women, others, we need what poetry can offer. And what exactly is that? Poetry offers grace and revelation. It cups secret fragments of truth and moonlight. Poetry unveils textures of flesh. Poetry reignites the smouldering passion of love amid ashes of […]