I’m allowed to have a moment aren’t I? I wrote “Don’t Touch Me” when I felt a certain kind of way about the pressure and expectations I feel most days. I wrote it about a failed relationship initially… but now when I read it, it hits different. People ask a lot, whether they mean toContinue reading “Don’t touch me”
Author Archives: Josie Young
Do you believe that there is a spirit or story inside everything? I am really not sure of the answer … but I think yes – and if not a life or spirit, an energy. Even in stones. You see, a few months ago on one of my Artist’s Dates I decided to paint someContinue reading “Writing stones…”
The give and take…
Time…You take from me,The single thing you can give…The only thing I need…It is the thing that cannot be kept,Nor can it be returned…There will be no seconds…Just time.
Only time will tell…
Tomorrow.Maybe.I am waiting for this to pass.Maybe.
This is about me, not you… Josie says, surprising no one. This is a poem about loving me – about dreaming about being happy and connected to myself. The person I should be the closest to, but often feel the furthest from. Moving through the riversNaked, ready for moreWater like silk on my skinSoothing myContinue reading “3am Thoughts”
Bigger and growing
I can’t get this quote out of my head “You don’t know me any more…. I put my pieces back together in a different order.” I don’t know who said it… but I have it in mind as I write… I had a plan, and this wasn’t it. I am not where I thought IContinue reading “Bigger and growing”
We spend so much time making women believe that they have less worth when single… That we are, in some way, “less than” if we are alone. Society tells women that for a us to age and to die alone is a sentence…. It took me a while to realise however, that to spend myContinue reading “#relationshipgoals”
When I think of 2021, I think of dust settling. I think of a shell-shocked global community, collectively trying to recover from a year which none of us could have predicted. I feel as though we are all trying to heal from an unexpected trauma which left us feeling hurt, weak and vulnerable. Some ofContinue reading “Hope Injection”
I love that my son likes to check-in with my progress… he may however required just a little fine tuning in his delivery before he is promoted to a management role. *Names have not been changed…* This is from an actual conversation with my child. Mandela: Did you write a new book today Mum? Josie:Continue reading “Checking in…”
Ugly Sexy Love… a working title
I have been working on a story for the last few years – it is a little like a literary guilty pleasure… something like a modern guide to casual sex and dating mixed with a darkly comedic rom-com and commentary on the failure of modern man as he succumb to his fragile masculinity… I likeContinue reading “Ugly Sexy Love… a working title”