My first open mic that I read at was the Poetry Cafe's "Poetry for Haiti" with Kat Francois, 5th Feb 2010. Loved it x I'm the artistic director for Stars or Mars Theatre, as well as playwright, performer and poet. My PhD focuses on Science Fiction Theatre, which I write, promote and produce. I also enjoy writing SF poetry, fantasy as well as the everyday.
Ambulant A physical phenomenon he was, A resistance building up in the station Between mind and body, divorced but cohabited. Ambulant in thoughts, but not the courage to disperse them, Maternal, loving his feelings too much to release them Maybe they were not ready for this world. I could see him, not yet unfurled, collapsed in a prison of his own making - the rule of his conduct. The imprisoned man dangerous, especially the one Who locked himself in there to begin with. It’s easier to converse with fingers than stroke, make move with words, A state that he preferred, and so had I done, The only sounds the static howls of the television in the kitchen. But it’s a scene I’ve seen far too many times, A method to remind me of the crimes that it has led to. So now my mind is taking baby steps, It’s learning how to walk again. ------------ Elephant Take this elephant out, said my mind And I did comply Or at least try To move this monstrosity, make vanish this vast Conquest of time and space. He falls, I tumble, Wrapped round his legs like a sail He rolls, I roll Like a game of frigging pinball Like two snails in the desert do we align Star crossed lovers, wrapped in pain, and slime Crashed in a corner, Cracked. I stand up, Smashed. He’s still standing there, Oblivious, is his mind racing? I used to know him, he had a name Yet the very classification escapes my mind. He had a form He had a voice But just for now, I don’t know how, He's just an elephant To me.
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