Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Suicide

"The sun will still rise tomorrow if I kill myself."
"Flowers will still bloom if I kill myself."
"The radio will still play upbeat music if I kill myself."

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Ignorance

If you don't understand mental illness, good.
Good for you. You shouldn't have to understand.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

The Truth About Meeting Someone At The Wrong Time

Timing is something that none of us can seem to get quite right with relationships. We meet the person of our dreams the month before they leave to go study abroad. We form an incredibly close friendship with an attractive person who is already taken. One relationship ends because our partner isn't ready to get serious and another ends because they're getting serious too soon.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Correct Spelling Of Father

Last night,
I had the most interesting dream.
In it, I was 6 years old at a national spelling bee.
Genius, complex words like 'serendipity', 'duodenum'
'Floccinaucinihilipilification', all spelling them right
Up to the last round.
One word that's giving me victory.
The spell master clears his throat.
"Young man, your word is father"
The crowd began to chatter among themselves.
All upset at the simplicity of this final word.
I look at the master's eyes,
His eyes saying "everything's going to be okay if you do it."
And I realised I dazed off.
"Young man, your word is father."

I stood up straight,
licked my lips,
and began.
"Father, M-O-T-H-E-R, Father"
The spell master looks at me,
looks at his flash card,
He says "I'm sorry, but you're incorrect."

Wait, wait; see,
I don't think he understands.
See,
my father is sitting right in the audience.
"Excuse me?"
"I'm sorry, son, you're incorrect"
"Well, you, sir, can save your sorry apologies
Because you must mean 'incorrect' as in within the parameters of being right.