Monthly Archives: June 2017

What I learned when I unmatched my ex on Tinder, and other lessons

To unmatch my ex, I first had to match him. Let’s call him Khalid – why Khalid? Because I have always liked that name, and it’s ironic because according to a google search, it means “eternal” and he was as … Continue reading

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New Conversations

I find your tongue again in my mouth in strange ways, in new conversations – “Ah it’s good we’re in our late twenties” says a new man. I smile and there is your voice between my lips “You might as … Continue reading

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River Witch

I sit at the edge of the riverbank a few kilometres from my garden. The waters are calm and still, and not too deep. I see pebbles under the surface and fish, reddish gold and blueish green dart under the … Continue reading

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Will, or The Rules, or Dialogue Instead of a First Kiss, or How to Date at 30

No, you see, I will not kiss you until you hold my hand in the street. I will not sleep with you until you tell me you love me. I will not commit to you until you put a ring … Continue reading

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What I learned From You – 2

How to be a knife slice edges clean away cut How to invest in myself with the ferocity of a wolf, a tigress, a lionness the Great Goddess of your country even though you don’t worship her That I am … Continue reading

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All or Nothing

There is no in-between place for trust or love or truth – these, in parts are dissections, half of me in the earth, and half of me in the ocean; half trust is  trust broken, half love is love lost; and … Continue reading

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The narcissism of heartbreak

There is a narcissism to my heartbreak, always. A million poems churn from my fingertips. I pull tears out of the air,  paint them mime-like under my eyes. It’s not acting. It’s not fake. It’s real in the way where … Continue reading

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Burn

You mattered and now you don’t. It is a binary switch here or there unlike the lamp fan light burning dim in my room that night until at 6am the bed filled with limbs and lips and eyes and fingers … Continue reading

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Template Response to a Breakup Whee!!

Hi! Here’s a template for how you should respond the next time you’re scraping the remnants of your heart, dignity, and self-respect off a cafe floor! Memorise it! 🙂 Then, when you have to use it, say it, and then … Continue reading

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Truth Teller

I do not know what makes me an angry woman in the day; maybe all the shadows under my eyes only come alive in sunlight. All the thorns I’ve swallowed over many centuries sit in my throat, they come out … Continue reading

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