In an empty empty bed

When you're in an empty bed. It's vast, almost never ending. You're surrounded by last nights pyjamas, crumpled sheets, an extra blanket, cuddly toys you're just a little bit too old for and probably a chocolate wrapper of some kind. The sheets, comforters, blankets, duvet and pillow look like mountains and valleys in the slight [...]

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I don’t know who I am

Someone asked me what my favourite colour was the other day. My first reaction was to respond with pink. But then I wondered if it was still pink. The more I thought about it, the more I realised that I don't know who I am. My Mum, if she was still with us, would tell [...]

Free fallin’

She's a good girl. Loved her Mama. Loves family and all her friends too. She's a good girl; crazy about Taylor Swift. Loves cats and that one boy too. It's a long day; living in a small town. There's a motorway running all the way to where she wants to be. He's a bad boy [...]

I didn’t quite, but I almost loved you

I didn't quite, but I almost loved you. When you drove me home at 2am and for the first time we talked to each other like we had something to say. That night as we sat on the sofa watching TV and I couldn't even look at you for fear that the magic between us [...]

It’s 2am

It's 2am and my phone dings. My heart lurches in my throat and I curse myself for not having it on silent. For not already being asleep. Because it wouldn't have woken me up and I would have slept through any possibility of me actually replying. Because I already know it's him. I know that [...]

Everything I ever wanted?

"You got it by the way. Everything you ever wanted. Absolutely everything you could imagine you could possibly ever want. What you spent nights crying about and days obsessing over. What you messaged your best friend about for weeks on end. The very things you would've given your life for. That you would've given up [...]

Dancing on my own

"You're hiding. You're hiding behind your safe, crappy relationship with Henry, hoping no one notices that you're not in love with him. I notice," my best friend whispers to me as I glance over at you once again. I roll my eyes and fake a smile and through gritted teeth I say "I don't know [...]