Beating our Fears

Within the darkest webs of hidden fear, Bejewelled, unblinking octaves start to glow; The thought of spindly forelegs looming near, Can cause our buried angst to throb and grow. To overcome the horrors we can’t name, We must become exposed to what might be; In dealing with this enervating shame, We need to fight the … Read more

A Dusty Eviction

Within the grimy creases of our home, Lurk microbes poised and floating in the dust; A sullied sign that we are not alone.   We treat these scrounging tenants with disgust, Yet most of them just want to co-exist; To which our incensed manners seem unjust.   By letting sunlight stream into their midst, We … Read more

A (Mentally) Healthy Diet

Our mental health is complex and obscure, There is no simple truth for how we feel; Depression does not have a catch-all cure, But can we swallow comfort from a meal? The fatty acids of Omega three, Are found in fish and help to fight despair; Omega six in food does not agree With building … Read more

Diabetic Breath

Within each breathe of air we need to live, Are carried tiny particles of dust; These specks pass through our bodies’ finest sieve, And cause our lungs and hearts to tar and rust.   This dirt can soil the glucose that we make, With diabetes now a risk we take; The most at threat from … Read more

A Sting in the Tail

Your thoughts begin to interlock, Surroundings yet again the same; Then suddenly a cold, hard shock, As neurons fire up in pain.   Surroundings yet again the same, Defensively you start to clutch; As neurons fire up in pain, You flinch at every lingered touch.   Defensively you start to clutch, As something deep within … Read more

The Sound of Shapes

The soothing sound of blue floats past my sight, I open up my eyes to hear a shape; The colours and the music are not right, The painting tastes more like a stark landscape.   I open up my eyes to hear a shape, As Turner’s clouds begin to smell of­­ damp; The painting tastes … Read more

Go and Plant a Tree

Plant a tree Go Barbados and plant A palm tree Turn the water off Drink booze Take a shower with Someone else Take a shower with Rhianna This is a poem written by a ‘non-expert’, as part of a research project which used poetry to develop dialogue around environmental change. The theme of this poem … Read more

Global Stress

The Earth has changed, Because of what us humans do. The Earth has changed; Our hearts and minds now left estranged. Not all of us are feeling blue, Just those who think of nature too. The Earth has changed. This is a Rondelet, inspired by recent research which has explored the psychological effects of climate … Read more

An Internal Scale

Your body has a set of scales, To help to regulate the fat; Detecting where your weight is at, A backup as your leptin fails.   It keeps you on more healthy trails, By checking out your habitat; Your body has a set of scales, To help to regulate the fat.   Attaching weights to … Read more

Don’t HIIT too Hard

Hormones are made when we keep fit, Inside our bodies they emit; Imbuing us with strength unbarred, Try not to push yourself too hard.   Hooked up to a big P.E.T., Injected with activity; In search of pleasure’s calling card, Try not to push yourself too hard.   High settings are not always right, Increasing … Read more

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