…. a slow crush from all sides.
…. the pea under my mattress, as I wake each morning, surprised that my body isn’t showing the bruises of my heart.
…. the invader of my dreams. Red Twin is always there right next to me until I wake up.
…. a dodgy battery, the kind you laboriously charge up and you only have 5% power half an hour later.
…. a puffer fish. It takes so little for its spines to stab at others.
…. blindness. Arms out in front, searching for something to grasp onto. How can I know where my next step should be?
…. lost keys, forgotten phone, cakes unbaked.
…. a silverfish which has eaten half the words in the dictionary, leaving blanks in my sentences.
…. weights tied to all the muscles in my face. I thought I was smiling when Elliot pointed the camera at me, but the face of woman in the photo wasn’t.
Categories: Written by Tamie
Tamie Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.