How Many Times Did I Cry Today?

The first tears fell when I had a  stupid argument with my partner.   An innocent remark, misinterpreted, find myself sniping, quick to anger & tears.   The second tears come when I’m finally told, after two weeks that I didn’t get a job I interviewed for,   tears of frustration; anger, self-pity, disappointment, resignation,…

The Return Of The Dirty Diva

Liz Lochhead was my first love. I fell in love with Dreaming Frankenstein before I even knew what a poem was or that I could write them myself. Liz’s words thrilled me, caused a deep low-down tickle that unnerved me. Years passed and there were many other poetic loves; Plath, Pollard, Kay, Duffy, Auden To…