Graham of Anywhere

Graham's blog: politics, poetry, and introspection

Dissolution of the United Kingdom, it’s time

I think it’s fair to say that whatever constitutional complexities were brought about by devolution, namely the West Lothian Question, now pale into insignificance compared to the impending Brexit…

Not sorted / I needed so much more

The more I allow myself to think about it, the more I realise I'm not as sorted as I think I am, not as sorted as I think I should be. My loneliness, sadness, and resignation, has probably got a lot to…

Leaving hibernation

I think it's time to find myself again
Find a face that I like
Find a fight that I can win
And fight to win

I've lain vast voids around me
Planes of protection
Building space between disdain
And utter…

Okay yeah sure

It's the new year. Or it was the new year. A month ago. What have I changed since I last wrote to myself? Not much, not enough. Forcing myself to the gym more. Forcing myself to think about pushing myself.

I…

Where we find ourselves

So, the end of the year approaches once again. Before that comes around, Yvie and I have to face our first Christmas without our mum. They’ll never be quite the same. But in some sense, I’ve…

Perspective and persistence

I keep most tickets. Gigs. Some film screenings. Occasional theatre performances. It’s not compulsive. I just like the thought of occasionally going back through them because I never remember where…

Today I stopped in the street

I ran out of strength today. Something slipped away. I don’t understand. I’m not strong. Not today.

Writing isn’t happening. The words don’t flow. My sentences are short and my…

G / A mere blip in time

I don't want to be sad. I don't want to be totally unproductive. I don't want to be alone.

You sort of get used to it. Then you get reminded about how life could be. Then you're back to wondering why…