Category Poems and Writing

Healing & Seeing Through Poetry

Poetry also allows me to approach the painful in myself, to gently explore it, understand its underlying quality, to uncover the shapes of grief or anger hidden beneath a difficult event or feeling. It allows the discovery of the nature of what I am trying to approach - to understand that “it is like this”, “it is like that” is incredibly helpful - it allows for greater insight.


My luck is a cardboard box / And food that is scarce / I don’t belong / In a world that does not care / That cannot distinguish / My pavement body / On the footpath