Awake

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The alarm rings pulls me upwards out of the depths of sleep with a gasp I break the surface drowning in air

Found and Lost

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I have known great heights stood like a god with mountains at my knees the world a mere toy in my hands I have seen […]

Blossoms Fall

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Days fall like jacaranda blossoms to the ground Gently drifting from future to present to past. A soft purple rain, a subtle sea of sound […]

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it’s a strange thing to suddenly find oneself beside a path like so many before after other failed searches it seems a chance discovery serendipitous […]

Turning

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The stern summer sun shines from the vast and staring sky its heat merciless and inescapable searing through my soul leaving me exposed and dry […]

Belonging

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At the suggestion of the awesome Helené and in the hopes of writing more often, I’ve signed up for writing prompts from figment.com. This is the […]

The Helmet of Horror

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The Helmet of Horror by Victor Pelevin provides an intelligent, witty and very post-modern deconstruction of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. The book is […]

The Outeniqua Trail

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I had the good fortune to take time off in the middle of winter and hike the first five days of the Outeniqua Trail.  The […]

Weight

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Weight by Jeanette Winterson is a retelling of the tale of Herakles (more commonly known by his Roman name, Hercules), and specifically the nth of his twelve […]

A Short History of Myth

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A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong is the opening installment in Canongate’s Myths series, and is an excellent introduction to and contextualisation of […]