THE DEVIL’S IN HELL

The Devil's in Hell holds a very strong place in my heart. I wrote this poem having watched a documentary about the killing of young men in the heart of South African townships. I was struck by the nature of conflict here and how in the shadow of Nelson Mandela's death, a beautiful country was enduring yet another extreme struggle.

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Cold Air

I wrote "Cold Air" in London back in 2013 for a very dear friend of mine. It's a recount of her experience on a bus where a stranger's actions led her to wonder what had become of humanity and a sense of common decency.

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Carousel

I wrote "Carousel" in the Wittmore Hotel Barcelona one afternoon in October 2016. It's a poem about getting lost. Lost in ourselves, lost in others, lost in the circle of story and fantasy which we create.

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Colour me Black

I wrote 'Colour me Black' following one of many killings of young African American Teenagers on the streets of U.S Cities. I remember at the time feeling so enraged, helpless and lost. The madness of justifying violence against any human being is something which I simply find hard to be with.

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Since

I wrote "Since" about a man whom I had madly fallen for and yet it also reminds me of a country with which I have a great affinity. A symbolic poem about remembrance, taking the time to be mindful about that which fills us with joy and brings all our senses into unison.

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PROCESS

A poem I wrote that speaks to transformation of the human soul when we begin to work on our shadow self. Releasing that which no longer serves us so that new energy can flow.

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