The Silent Army

The Silent Army My footsteps echo around meThere is birdsong in my earsA plugged-in jogger passesThe wind brings salty tearsMy heart stops at a carhornBut she slumbers onA dog walker slows to greet meFinger on lips, I move...

How was your day?

They tell me to appreciateThese days before they’re gone, I can’t appreciate regurgitate Even of my angel son.We’re meant to not complain,Stay restrained, each and every oneGo to Stay & Play , where I Sit & Pray I’mNot the only lonely one.A house is...

Nobody Tells You

Nobody tells youIt’s the best feeling everIt’s the worst feeling everNobody tells you Nobody tells youContractions are murderLabour is harderNobody tells you Nobody tells youYou’ll bleed like a geyserYou’ll feed and you’ll feed herNobody tells you Nobody tells youYour...

A Toddler Ate My Baby

A toddler ate my babyShe was lying over thereGazing at a shadowNow I can’t find her anywhere A toddler ate my babyShe was sitting over thereBatting at a mobileNow I can’t find her anywhere A toddler ate my babyShe was rolling over thereTurning turning back and...
Laundry Freakout

Laundry Freakout

I hang up little socksI fold up little frocksI wring out little topsDo you know that I’m a doctor? I wipe up pools of sickYour little snots I pickI change your nappies quickDo you know that I’m a doctor? I ‘little piggy’ on your toesI ‘beep, beep’ on your noseI...
Ghosts

Ghosts

You bite me.In my headA stern voiceSays ‘Enough’.You run aroundAt bed time.A stern voiceShouts ‘Enough!’You fling foodOn the floorA stern voiceYells ‘Enough’.You cry, againHead thrown backA stern voiceBarks ‘Enough’You wake, againAt 4 amA stern voiceScreams ‘Enough’I...