Kirsty

Bio: Beginnings of poems

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: It’s hard to stop/ on the path/ I need a wayside/ to gather who I am

i need a wayside

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: that was close

close

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: who/ is this serving?

what or who

Screenshot of an iPhone note with orange highlighted space and a black pop-up speech bubble, with the options: copy | look up

father figure

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: stockings and invoice

List

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: com-pan-y

you are the bread broken, shared
a table long and lively
the hum of those called family
in orange candle-glow
(if entrusted with a vision,
push back against the dimming)

com-pan-y

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: claw back time lay down lines

claw back time / lay down lines

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: head heavy with trying

too much to process

Digital montage, on the left: a photo of a broken toilet on a pavement with a row of houses and evening sky in the distance, on the right: screenshot of an iPhone note poem: “Broken cistern on the pavement, back-lit in Dagenham sunset like a throne in its own way, streets paved with rough working hands, palms in pots and growth through drain holes, roots of grit and care and pride. I’ll forget-you-not on this strangely peaceful Friday, with the sirens and the birdsong.”

Ode to Dagenham/ RIP

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: cut off the bad bits

cut off the bad bits

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: it’s too much

too much

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: juggling so many plates balancing so many balls

juggling / balancing

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: “even god rests” in the bottom right corner

even god rests

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: Sundial, call me, I’ve always liked your tone, North star with the twang. I’ll play back your forecast, fair in my voice notes, but snow tomorrow. The words are highlighted in orange.

Sundial

Screenshot of an iPhone note with the words: 
quite contrary 
a passive womb could not bear revolution like soft obedient lips don't call for picket lines behind a picket fence

quite contrary

Screenshot of iPhone note with the words: I don’t know what I’m doing up so early with a chamomile and
a backlog: days plugged in at 1% weeks of warning signs months - no years - determinedly denying process driven practice driven purpose needs more than 3am on this Good Friday

Good Friday Morning

Screen shot of an iPhone note with a list of words: space pace peace ease please

Please