128. Still Be Longing

Photo by Amer Mughawish on Unsplash

The following poems were written in an online writing workshop hosted by the amazing poet Maria Ferguson.

The theme of the session was ‘The Things We Carry’.

I carry the weight of this baggage

and a coffee that’s vile.

Which class am I in?

I see a free seat,

our eyes meet, should I smile?

Whether it’s a bug-out-backpack, a Birkin or tote,

Some seats will always be saved for other folk.


Hate, Lust, Shame and Grief

These are the eyes that scream screw you.

Those were the eyes that did.

These are the eyes so heavy to bear.

These are the eyes that wish you were there.


Here’s a sneak preview of a behind-the-scenes pic of me reading out my bit of a Community Poem. Leicester poet, Mr Shay is directing.

Watch this space for the full video, coming soon!

Photo by Cara Nolan from Curve