Tag Archives: family

The Bottom Step

She sits at the bottom step. It’s her thing now, Ever since she learned how to sit Without having to hold on to something. She sits, she waits, she talks (Mostly to herself, Sometimes to whoever’s around.) She stands up, … Continue reading

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Beyond College

We had such simple aspirations From day one and beyond: Graduate, get a job. Simple. Easy. Realistic. Except no. We studied to be teachers. In Ireland. If you only knew the reality Of what we just put ourselves through. Now, … Continue reading

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Homecoming

The countdown has started, I wait by my phone, For the message to come That you’re finally home, So that we can unite Like we used to, before, Over coffee, my friend, Whom I always adore. Homecoming is happening, It’s … Continue reading

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Nothing Like It

There’s nothing like waking to a screaming baby, The same one who says your name with delight, Or crawls over to you to speak some gibberish, Or who sits in your lap to break wind,  mid-play. Your whole body springs … Continue reading

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Life Through the Lens

The focus will never be on everything, And the lighting won’t always be perfect, It may not always be what you want, And will doubtfully be what you need, But here’s the kicker: Life through the lens is powerful. An … Continue reading

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How to Adult

Trust me when I say this: Being an adult is fucking hard. There are no easy answers. Everyone just plays their part, The bin man, the tax man, the mail man, The green grocer, the teacher, The builder, the electrician, … Continue reading

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Click

Hide behind your lens And your flash And click your grand visions, If they are all click you have, If they click click are everything. If I click mean… click Nothing. Forget it. click Forget I brought it up. click click Forget about it, I said. click click … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Love

Love isn’t always romantic. Love isn’t always easy, But it’s not always a challenge, either. Love can be cruel, Unkind, and underestimated. Love seeks understanding. Love is full of doubt, And it is not. Love seeks to make things right. … Continue reading

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Safety in Books

[Previous: For the Record] Dear Whatever, I finally had a break. After two weeks of Hell on Earth, the Mock Exams finished. I came out of it with one pen left. The others disappeared as the last week went by, … Continue reading

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I Always Loved

It’s been too long since we spoke And said those words we ought to Say all the time. I always loved that we could talk About anything that came to mind, No matter how relevant it seemed, How inappropriate others … Continue reading

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