The Illusion of More

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 She walks through the door, eyes hopeful as she surveys the room. Her eyes, immediately lose their hope and turn into dark pits of disappointment. The room is cluttered and dirty. She expected more, nothing extraordinary, but more than this. The photographs had made it look as though it was more, … Continue reading The Illusion of More

My Thing

December was a month of feeling like I needed to find my own thing. The previous month had been one that had seen me trying something I had been thinking of doing for quite some time, based off the positive enforcement of several people around me. December was a month of thought, of honesty, of … Continue reading My Thing

Dear You

Dear You I always felt like you've known me, I thought of you when I got lonely, Now there's nothing else I can do, This is me reaching out to you Dear you, I hope you don't mind me writing, 'cause it's been some time since we last spoke, I hope you're doing more than … Continue reading Dear You

Rain

I love the rain. The sound of it hitting the street below and splashing as cars pass by. It's inspirational in its own right. There's something very calming and therapeutic about rain. Like a million tears running down windows, witnessed by many a lost soul. It changes things, the smell in the air, the mood … Continue reading Rain

Unnoticed

The bangs of the cannon can be heard from the walk up A smell in the air that baffles my brain as it tries to place it The canal, calm, as people walk and the taxi boat floats by There is a plane up ahead; I wonder when it will be me up there looking … Continue reading Unnoticed

I Can’t Breathee

A photo which shows one moment, of every moment. By my side, always with me. The dreams continue. You are there. But you are dying. And then I find this picture and stumble across this song and my eyes start leaking. I miss you, so very much, I miss you. I Can't Breathe Somebody get … Continue reading I Can’t Breathee

Six Weeks

(https://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=9937) Week 1: The man in his mid 20’s is presented wearing a stiff white shirt with a bright blue necktie. He sits behind an oak wood desk, the paperwork covering it seems to be placed in even piles as a laptop has been placed to one side, idle. The sound of a clock ticking … Continue reading Six Weeks

One Day

You always told me, “One day…” Trying in vain to prepare me for these days. In the early days, I notice your hat is still there – I make a mental note to ask if I can keep it, But then in the blink of an eye – it is gone. I take your collection … Continue reading One Day

University

In 2016, I had to go through the process of UCAS. I had to apply to several different Universities and hope that one of them would invite me to an interview. In 2017, all but 1 sent for me (the other 1, no longer ran the course I had PAID to apply for). My top … Continue reading University

Unimaginably

"Residential Population: 21,707." "The proportion of ethnic minorities is 4.6% - significantly lower, by 12.2%, than nearby regions." This is where I grew up. I do not recall any child being from an ethnic minority at school. I do not recall seeing a person who was not white. This is where I grew up. I … Continue reading Unimaginably