Cubicle Man

Base words scrawled in pen on a laminated surface. The toilet stall is the domain of Cubicle Man. In common with his ancestors, Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal, the desperation to visually communicate complex thought through the most direct means available urges him onwards. The stench of stale urine, bleach and the hum of defecation are but … Continue reading Cubicle Man

Symptomatic

Dull ache and pressure felt in my chest, The only remedy to sit down and rest. Ribs feeling bruised, aching and sore, Headache hard breathing impossible to ignore. A wave of symptoms followed by a calm, Of no symptoms at all this virus is no harm. And then all of a sudden from out of … Continue reading Symptomatic

Saw The Sails Come Down

I wrote and recorded Saw The Sails Come Down over the last 2 weeks at my home in Melbourne after all our Australian and European touring plans were cancelled with the band due to the current global pandemic. I wanted to do something positive, to keep moving so to speak, while being stuck in Australia. … Continue reading Saw The Sails Come Down

Roar

Bubbling under She’s holding it down Playing it safe Where the devil is known Mindful of her manner Watching her mouth Keeping her counsel Holding on to her truth As she sees it But it’s vague and unclear Contrary to much And obscured by the fear Of the looks on their faces When she is … Continue reading Roar

H O’Neill

Slowly raising our gaze Heart lowers sharp As we meet A reflection we forgot we knew Dark, off black Bluish lipped Beady red eyes Ill equipped To face its own dark realities Uncertainly We move forward Don’t worry Worried? Worry faster lock the ports ? the borders ? Certainly your door though Inwardly seeking For … Continue reading H O’Neill

Lock-down.

Too much pressure Too much time Too much uncertainty Too much to climb . Too many emotions Not enough space  A clogged up brain With only time to waste  . Deeply stored frustrations New triggers to entice Past projections fog Is it so hard to just be nice? . With so much confusion  Leaving it … Continue reading Lock-down.

Covid-19 Comics

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Welcoming The Apocalypse

I've been hearing people half-jokingly use the word "apocalypse" to describe the Covid-19 situation, I always thought it was over the top. Although it's said in a light-hearted way most of the time, it still felt a bit much. No need to over exaggerate what's already pretty scary, right? But then I looked up the … Continue reading Welcoming The Apocalypse

Pandemic Poetry

Covid-19 It seemed so far away almost untrue, Will it get nearer, when will it affect you? Infectious by nature, infectious by name, Human population all thinking the same. A shift in energy for better or for worse? Media have portrayed it as if it’s a curse. With a fever and cough just like a … Continue reading Pandemic Poetry

The Berlin Compost – Nature Dose

Since the lock-downs began, The Berlin Compost, who's tagline is 'we often forget we are nature', has been sharing something nature related each and every day to help inspire and keep many readers sane whilst they stay isolated. The creator, Laura Karimloo is forever researching and exploring in nature, knowing first hand just how powerful … Continue reading The Berlin Compost – Nature Dose