I wish my mother was strong. Like Boudica or Athena, Like Aphra Behn or Margaret Cavendish. Self-possessed and brave. With meaning. With character. With passion. I would accept those in place of love. A mother connected to her surroundings, Sensitive to her emotions and open and willing To share herself. A mother I could be […]

Five silly children

Five silly children Climbed into a tree Curtis, Jennifer, Melissa, Callum and Bethany.   Curtis picked the apples, Bethany drew a bee Melissa sniffed the flowers Jennifer hugged the tree.   Callum was the youngest He was also very smart He made a contraption To burst the tree apart.   All the children went ka-boing! […]