Up till my mid-twenties, I had a recurring nightmare where I couldn’t speak. I would scream and scream trying to get what I wanted to say out but my family and friends couldn’t hear me. Once I started writing these nightmares went away so I kept writing. And I keep writing with the belief that something really worthwhile is going to come out.
I read recently that poetry is about discovering moments where you want to stop time and remember every single thing about that moment. Every smell, emotion, feeling, sound and sight so you never forget it. I search for moments that will help us learn how to face struggles in life but but also to expand and grow in this life. In the hope that I can help humanity move a little further on or as my sister puts it move a little further through the treacle.