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January 23rd – ‘I used you, Paris’

Today’s video is my reading the poem, ‘I used you, Paris’ all about my feelings of guilt for spending time in Paris staying in and drawing, painting, listening to music and watching films and writing poetry instead of going out and doing lots of things while speaking in French. (Which, frankly, I’d love to have done, but I needed solitude and creativity more than French practice at the time!)

It’s a ‘sorry, not sorry’ kind of poem. See what you think:

If you’d like to get involved and make a donation to the charity MIND – a mental health support charity in England and Wales, I am collecting donations to send to them as part of this “Beat the January Blues” effort, (as well as donating £1 per print copy sold of my next book – ‘Love Poems for people who don’t like being in love II’ – coming later this year -).




I will let you know how much I’ve raised by the beginning of February, and I’ll send MIND the amount I’ve made so far.

If you’d like to also support my work, you can find some suitably lovely rewards for doing so on Patreon here.

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