What People Teach Us When people search for meaning, They usually start with other human beings. But the only problem with this, Is that there’s usually people we miss. We don’t know that we’re looking for someone specific, Until we realise we have a list to tick. We start off with their looks, Instead of

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Island   He closes his eyes, And the inanimate walls fade away. The soft sand greets him warmly, The waves rush in, tickling his legs, Eager for fun. Not like the walls. The singing birds chime a welcome, Giddy with his return, And the breeze whistles softly. He strolls along the familiar tree line, New-found

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Big Boys don’t Cry   “Big boys don’t cry” 4 years old, with tear marks down his cheeks The result of an accident in the garden. He holds his breath and puffs out his chest Because he is a big boy now, And he must show it. “Big boys don’t cry” 16 years old now,

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Hemmingway’s Tears   He stood near the crib, Where the baby once lay, And opened the curtains, To reveal the light of day. He typed on his laptop, His eyes tired and worn, “Baby shoes for sale Never worn.”   Bryan Costello   Unique   I come with no wrapping paper or coloured bows I

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