It was real. It was real. It was real to you. Alternating narrative between the past and present, History of Present Complaint by HLR (Close to the Bone Publishing) is a raw, and visceral collection of poetry and prose on mental illness. Post Complaint // Dirty Dishes was my favourite poem/prose. Perfection, and something not … Continue reading Book Review. History of Present Complaint by HL R.
‘if you did a bit each day it wouldn’t get too much’ but it does, and it has, and I’m sinking. Leanne Cooper’s writing in Dark Days: Long Nights flows so easily and is immediately engaging. Prose The River, my favourite piece in the book, with the lines ‘I stand upon the old wooden bridge … Continue reading Book Review. Dark Days: Long Nights by Leanne Cooper.
i can eat and i can sleep - read a paper, maybe take a walk later but there is something underneath - a stream of thought i am trying to be upbeat but i am caught in its torrent. Kate (C) https://www.pinterest.co.uk/klpoetry
i could not find the key - locked in a chamber bumping into what my eyes could not see arms out, reaching for substance – to know that something was there with me, in my darkness i shuffled on until i had acclimatised - discovering solutions in what i had. This poem was first published … Continue reading something like hope
When I moved from primary school to secondary and was required to wear a blazer as part of the uniform, my mum purchased a blazer that was oversized and would last. Which meant by the time I was 13 or 14, and hitting puberty, it fitted a little snug. This was a common snag with … Continue reading Experiencing depression as a teenager