Small beginnings

small beginnings

You’re one step along, but you’ve got 89 steps to go. You can’t help focusing on what’s ahead, because you’re only at the beginning and beginnings have nothing to show for them. They’re in the head, they’re anticipation for things unseen by everyone, even you. It’s hard when you don’t quite see the goal, can’t […]

Continue Reading

it’s in an instant

I’ve got this day but it’s slipping right on through my slippery fingers. It was here, it was here a moment ago when I woke. If I live to 75 I will sleep 23 of them in a silent state. That’s life as I know it, I’ve already got 23 of them under my belt. […]

Continue Reading

this is how it is

Never let me go, never let me go. All you sing to me, and everything you whisper. It keeps me steady, stops me falling. Everyday I’ve got to cling to words spoken years ago. It doesn’t mean they’re dead, it means I’m still living. This is how it goes, this is how it goes. 

Continue Reading

scan, pack and pay

I got this opportunity that I thought was in the bag. I could carry it off, right out of the shop, because it was all but mine with only a few cents more to pay. It wasn’t inexperience that had made me cocky, it was experience that had made me quietly confident. Yet it wasn’t […]

Continue Reading

rolling time

Time has ticked over. It is now less than one month in time till I move to Thessoloniki, Greece to intern with A21, the anti-human trafficking organisation. This next thing is coming and it’s rolling on, rolling on, faster than time. I’ve attempted some Greek learning in the time between then and now and coming […]

Continue Reading

London station – part 2

It crept slowly but surely into my heart. I’ve been exposed to many things, but I was waiting for one thing to stick slow and hard. Not a fleeting cause to commit to and then un-commit to. Human trafficking is a ‘justice’ issue. It is not a mere case of putting a bandage on the […]

Continue Reading