Overture: An Evening with Troy Cabida

It’s summer of 2013. I’m walking from Hyde Park Corner to Oxford Circus because the 74 terminated early and I can only afford one more bus ride. I’m fresh out of sixth form, no plans to go to uni. I’m unemployed and at my Rachel Greene Season 1 phase and worst of all, I’m unpublished.Continue reading “Overture: An Evening with Troy Cabida”

“Free write”

There comes a point when no one can remember to forget their age I’ll hear it in the way they laugh throaty full slow there’s a chewing to each chuckle as if they’re holding on to the bursts of joy that they contain that they couldn’t feel inside this is often louder when escaping theContinue reading ““Free write””

What’s Your Talent: Poetic Impact

There is always something beautiful in a group of artists collaborating to create something that not only showcases their talent but also works to support one another in growth in a fun and memorable way. Spearheaded by Theresa Lake, Furquan Soomro and fellow @BYPoets Celestina Rowaiye, Poetic Impact is a YouTube channel aiming to createContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Poetic Impact”

On The Barbican Young Poets 2017

“What was one thing you’ve taken away from being a part of the Barbican Young Poets this year?” To answer that question would be for me to catch you up on the past six to seven months of my life, starting from that sunny Sunday afternoon sandwiched between four other friends in a car parkedContinue reading “On The Barbican Young Poets 2017”

“Free Pass”

drifting off zipping brown dancing green driving away just being infatuation forgetting deadlines singing choruses listening to beating hearts passing days sleeping around releasing tension among others cursing off letting go of responsibilities of inhibitions you thought once locked you down   what nice temporary fantasies to keep us asleep from the harshness of theContinue reading ““Free Pass””

What’s Your Talent: Anomaly Lit by @lorcanblack

2016 has been quite a fruitful year for me, poetry-wise. To date, I’ve had eleven poems published in six different journals and websites. And it’s not even half the year yet! As in the words of Josh Radnor’s 2010 film, happy, thank you, more, please. One of my 2016 publications include a spot on theContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Anomaly Lit by @lorcanblack”

Catching up

2016 is shaping up to be one heck of a year. And I can’t get enough of it. Been learning how to really work my butt off and even though the excess result is a lack of sleep, Sims 2 playtime, sometimes prolonged confusion or lutang (sorry Facebook group chat members) and a general absenceContinue reading “Catching up”

“London, My Playground”

Moving in Earls Court. Alone in North End Road at midnight. Lost in the snow in Chelsea. Rainy days tucked in Fulham. Lost in Colliers Wood. Summer naps in Richmond Park. Rehearsing in Putney. Falling in love in Becontree. Running around Hyde Park at dawn. Exhausted from Seven Sisters. Contemplating in Kingston. Celebrating birthdays inContinue reading ““London, My Playground””

“You (All of You)”

You showed me how to be grateful with having the best friend ever. You taught me how to wake up the sleeping child in me. You showed me how to be a better brotha, one who can rate a girl’s You taught me how to embrace the corniness and the craziness only I can be.Continue reading ““You (All of You)””

“Grinding Wisdom Teeth”

Sobering, maybe, we’ve reached a new level of ourselves, almost as if we’ve grown an extra inch to reach the last, missing piece. Look at that backseat mirror and see you that begged for mercy, for freedom, for the love you didn’t deserve, that forgotten feeling of him being blurry to your little heart, whenContinue reading ““Grinding Wisdom Teeth””