Hello lovely readers – hope you are all well!
Just a little note to say how very happy I am to have a poem featured today on Poetry24. Here’s the link!
Poetry24 was set up “to publish news-related or topical poetry that reflects what’s happening in the world, or current affairs.”
My poem, “Tonight I’m Washing My Hair” is a response to a recent event in the UK where a senior Conservative was taped in a meeting making inflammatory comments regarding disabled people in the workplace, suggesting that some disabled people should be paid significantly less than the minimum wage, and the subsequent (often hypocritical) public reaction.
As with all Poetry24 pieces, the poem has a link to the relevant news story attached.
As a visually impaired person myself, I have my own views on the matter and have been fascinated to see the way the situation has unfolded over the last week, both in the media, but also in “water cooler” type conversations I’ve both overheard and been part of. People, as always, fascinate me…
Poetry can feel at times disengaged with the realities of the world we live in – the beauty of Poetry24 is that it provides a platform to use poetry to explore issues that matter to us and opens them up for consideration and discussion.
And that’s why I’m proud to be a small part of it.
Happy reading folks!