Why “I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You” Is Not an Apology.

I never used to listen to commercial radio, but now I have it on in the car, and sometimes while I do the dishes. I'm not completely averse to pop music anymore, however it does disturb me how so many modern love songs normalise disrespect, objectification and the notion that stalking is somehow an acceptable form … Continue reading Why “I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You” Is Not an Apology.

Upgrading for Happiness

For a long time people would tell me (often immediately after saying 'Hi Megan') that I looked tired. But recently people have been telling me that I look happy. I've been working hard on giving myself new problems, and maybe that's the only kind of happiness there is. A few months ago, in an unusual … Continue reading Upgrading for Happiness

On Conflict

Have you ever had that weird effect when you're lying in bed and you can feel yourself floating up in a sort of out-of-body experience, but simultaneously you can feel yourself sinking down into the earth? And you're not sure if you're as big as the sky or you're just a tiny particle of sand. … Continue reading On Conflict

NaPoWriMo half-way check in

I've been trying and failing to write a poem a day in April. As you can see from my collection, there is a week or so where I was too preoccupied with the Creswick Theatre Company season of The Sum of Us to write poetry. Anyway, here's yesterday's effort. Read it aloud for maximum effect. … Continue reading NaPoWriMo half-way check in

The Sum of Them – a thank you note to my parents on closing night.

I am currently sitting at my desk, drafting thank you notes to the cast of The Sum of Us - the fab four - in preparation for tonight. Being closing night, I have the equally awesome and awkward task of accepting thanks and accolades for a production well done and showering the cast and crew … Continue reading The Sum of Them – a thank you note to my parents on closing night.

Flashback Friday – Poem “It Is Night”

I've got so many pieces of writing on my computer and in journals that have never seen the light of day, so I've decided to do a flashback Friday thing on my blog. Not every week, just when I think of it. This poem was written sometime in 2007 or 2008, while I was living … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Poem “It Is Night”