laughing on my own//a poem

from the poember prompt “the last time you laughed” the thing is,right now I’m locked down at home and soit feels like all of the laughs are alone all the time whichwould be quite lonely if you think about it(it is) butI also like my own brain (and it’s lonely) andthe small beings who usedContinue reading “laughing on my own//a poem”

bamboo mugs & china//a poem

from poember day 8// tea cups and the vibe of the people drinking from them They’re /gen-z climate change activist wannabesclutching bamboo mugs made of fibre and gluedoing their bit to save the world and worryingwhat may become of it They’re /80s kids, large mugs with handles so wide and ceramic so thick that italmostContinue reading “bamboo mugs & china//a poem”

seeing in colour//a poem

from the poember prompt: colours sometimes my vision(finite small human half witted)is clouded and diminished, I canonly see the world through dark lenses(no mixing/ no blending)unending seas of fixed wavesoverwhelming any progress that I try to make but I am choosing(it must be a choice or else I will lose it)to wake up and standContinue reading “seeing in colour//a poem”

Who else struggles to find joy in trials?

Guest post by Monica Hoffman Consider it pure joy…. You’ve got to be kidding. I bet you know where I am going. “Consider it pure joy when you face trials of many kinds” Seriously? Can that be true? Is that even possible? It must be. It’s Scripture. I have observed however, many in the churchContinue reading “Who else struggles to find joy in trials?”

poember poetry challenge + day one

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has just arrived. It’s the month where novelists try to bang out 50,000 words. I thought I’d run something similar for poets this year: a series of prompts for every day of November. At the end of the month, they’ll have enough poems for a chapbook. The prompt list isContinue reading “poember poetry challenge + day one”

Taste and see that God is good- even in a pandemic.

Guest Post by Malaya Gaboury.  Just over a year ago, I sat in the dining hall at the Derwenter Youth Hostel, staring at a blank sheet of paper. If I focused on the melody of the instrumental music playing in the background, I could make out the tune of Oceans, right at the part thatContinue reading “Taste and see that God is good- even in a pandemic.”

shalom for the soul//a poem

to be seen and know to the end of your beingarms wide and heart beating andlungs contract with frantic breathing andwaiting for disownment but not receivingit, left confused and wild and slow andknown and known and known and known. shalommeans peace and news that makes wholeto be known is shalom for the whole of yourContinue reading “shalom for the soul//a poem”

An open letter to Scotland’s education minister

Dear Richard Lochhead, I am an “Access to Care” student at Fife College, and over the past couple of weeks, I have embarked on the journey of online education. While I hope that every precaution taken during this time is truly intended for the greater good, I ask you to consider another critical issue: thatContinue reading “An open letter to Scotland’s education minister”