Only The Stars Had A Straight Face – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Only The Stars Had A Straight Face – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Sometimes it's funny when someone is drunk, we all laugh like it's not the alcohol, and we are still laughing the next day at that silly, funny, clown, as we sweep the mess that never even made us chuckle. No. It made us cry. But today, everything will be better, because laughing it off made [...]

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 

Broken Hammer – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Broken Hammer – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

  My tongue bears the weight of taste buds that look like cracked hearts spelling your name. There's a flame in my throat, burning from the feathers you plucked from the wings that once made my heart soar, but I don't choke up tears of wishing you were here. I suffocate on the weakness you [...]

Unmade Bed – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Unmade Bed – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

  I never could make sense out of my own heart. The way it hurts like it was broken in the womb, and I reach for everything like an umbilical cord. I wonder about the moment when this life became too bright for the battlefield behind my eyes. I close them, thinking maybe I can [...]

Crazy, Cancer & Chuckles

Last month Stephanie Bennett-Henry and I wrote something together that touches on Stigma. I was reluctant to post it for (get this) fear of offending people. How ridiculous is that? Pretty ridiculous considering the disgusting comments and jokes that people are making today, in regard to Sinead O'Connor. I swear to God, some of you need [...]

Addicted

Addicted

A collaboration with the beautiful and brilliant Stephanie-Bennett-Henry He was intense. A drug. And I couldn’t get enough, no matter how much of him I consumed. He was potent and powerful and he ruined me. And I yearned to ruin. I kept going back for more. I swear if I were to rip myself open, [...]

Fancy Shoes – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Fancy Shoes – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

There's not a simple way to explain the process of this sickness disguised trick or treat surprise guessing game. No easy way to help you understand. But I can tell you; these fancy shoes have never felt good. They feel permanent. They feel like forever swirling around in quicksand turning to concrete. Stuck on a [...]

The Seven Deadly Sins

I was honoured and humbled to be asked to collaborate with these amazing voices. To date, this is one of my favourite collaborations. The Seven Deadly Sins as envisioned by Amy Johnson: LUST Your poetry, my undoing; For its flesh Begged me To taste it, Savour it, Become one with it; I sinned beautifully; Forever [...]

The Silence of Seven – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

The Silence of Seven – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

  What can I say that I haven't tried to tell you before?   I have tried to turn my voice into a machine at times, thinking my words may drill understanding into your head, your heart, anything. I failed at that. Or you failed at that. It doesn't matter anymore.   What's done is [...]

Me – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Me – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

 Me I've always been different and I'll tell you why. I'm not afraid of the truth. I'm not afraid of being honest and raw and downright brutal with how I choose to hammer words out of my mouth. I'm not afraid to show myself without a designer label, without any coat of sugary bullshit. I'm [...]