Dysmorphic

See here this reclamation A simple lie; a completed circle That I dare not see In this state, is arbitrary Wash my hands in the bathroom Look down look down Feet like lead weights, clamped to the spot This black skin is not my sin Voices unheard in the innermost din We stand in perpetual…

On The Inside, Baby, It’s True

Recently, the more I speak to people – some new and some I’ve known a while – the more I hear about feelings of varying degrees of depression and anxiety. And when I scroll down things like Facebook feeds, I feel it too. Understandably, we use such mediums to reflect a version of ourselves that…

Racism Ignorance Fear

Sharing a few of my thoughts and experiences of racism, ignorance and fear in an attempt to reach understanding and to change my own narratives as well as those external to me.  

Warm Light

This piece consists of me on the tuba and vocals, accompanied by a looped drum track. (Lyrics/words beneath audio)   Ain’t it just the worst thing reminiscing on moments of warm light When you felt like you really mattered A temperate swell rises up from the pit of your stomach, stopping off to fill up…

Ambition Coalition (and the elephants)

I reckon it’s about time to rebel against the screw-faced success of the ambition coalition I’m on a mission now It doesn’t cost you anything to smile once in a while But that’s probably the issue right there, isn’t it? There’s no value in it Likely I’ll never see a tooth cuz I’m a nobody,…

I Think We Should All Be… Kind?

Ever noticed how many “viral” vids there are about people doing kind things and everybody’s commenting like, “OMG that person is AMAZING!” heart eyes heart eyes, but you’re thinking, “Errrm, it would have been a dick move had they NOT done that kind thing, so really they’re not that amazing at all”? This is a…

Slurs of Wisdom – from The Off-Kilter Advisory Board (TOKAB)

No, you’re not like them, but here’s the thing – you don’t have to be like them. Did you know that? Of course not, that’s why you’re here. You’re yet to figure it out for yourself, isn’t that so? They won’t tell you, of course. In fact, they’re pretty likely to tell you the opposite….

Chambers of Deception

Can you look at a person and know them? If you hear them talk, does that mean that you know them, then? Should I tell you my backstory? Will that make me more real? I’ll listen and agree with you as you do me Forging connections both social and emotional But does that mean that…

Notebook Find No.1 THING

When you find yourself thinking long and hard about a thing Know that you are soon to lose it Because the thing about thinking too much about a thing is Your thoughts become transformative Your mind morphs it into some other shit That never really existed anywhere but in there Simultaneously building it up and…