Dragged into the wild, mother found root and thrived. Such ambition, determination; overall guise of invincibility. Yet despite her superhuman exterior, others still found it easy to warm up to her expression, respecting my mother’s unwavering ability to be true to herself. Few got to see that tough shell melt, leaving behind a sensitive soul, [...]

Grief & Loss

Grief and loss are a song sung when no one is listening, a tear shed when everyone is watching. A rant to a stranger, silence in the presence of those we love.Grief is silent and loud. It's frantic, detached, needy, wallowing, angry. It's a reminder of love. It is love. It's fading then present and [...]

Doors Wide Shut

Isolation soon became him. Doors wide shut. No entry, no exit. Forced out and apart on rare occasion to quench his drink thirst. Camouflaged trench and drink thirst spiked, he approached the iconic outback pub. Rough as guts, full of hard-looking characters with gold for hearts… He took to his usual seat location. Five-second immediacy to the bar and gents, [...]