My rubber dinosaur

Even before she left My father’s time so precious When I got some I cherished it One day we visited And wooded walked National Trust Leaves, acorns, birds Two kids in wellies Me and my brother A treat in the gift shop Very rare and so exciting Dinosaurs in soap eggs Oh we were mad […]

M-other

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 […]