Branded From Birth – Robbie J. Sherrah

    The first time I heard those words, I wondered who was suffering more, backward, forward motion, dizzy, a diagnosis of confetti paper, a bedroom and a wall to draw on, chalk walls and demons to entertain, gagging out of mannequins mouths, choking me, choking them, one by one, pleasing me, pleasing them, I … Continue reading Branded From Birth – Robbie J. Sherrah

My Manic Mind: The Ride of a Lifetime

I am thrilled to be on Feminine Collective with one of my favourite pieces. If you've ever wondered what a manic mind feels like, take a peek but buckle up, it gets pretty bumpy inside my head. I have bipolar disorder and sometimes, well sometimes, I think I’m blessed because of it. Now I’m not … Continue reading My Manic Mind: The Ride of a Lifetime


  Just for tonight let’s forget to remember how we hurled our words, like bottles filled with hate smashing against the walls of each other’s hearts, and how we delighted in the little cuts we made. Just for tonight let’s forget to remember how we poked those little cuts, grinding filth in deep, and how … Continue reading Amnesia

Illusions of Love

  I loved him. In every mask he ever wore, I loved him. Sometimes I wonder. Had I have met the man beneath the masks, would I have loved him too? ©Nicole Lyons 2016

The colour of us

  Water is wet and grass is green and we are us... until it isn’t... and we aren’t... anymore. And that’s how it was, he and I, right from the start: peas and carrots, sand and surf, heaven and hell. We were the late night phone calls that went straight to voicemail, the last light … Continue reading The colour of us

A cosmic radiance

I shall take my pain and turn it into beauty so blinding the stars will dim, the sun will fall, and even the heavens will weep. © Nicole Lyons

The Ugliest War of You 

Absolutely amazing. This is exceptional.   I live in a place where people say “faggot”  as causal as one would say, “hello.” A passing respectful nod from a stranger  is common, although just under his brea… Source: The Ugliest War of You