Procrastination, baking station.
Satisfy your insides with a sweet cinnamon scroll.
Refresh that cenno home page,
You're now living off the dole.
Drink filter coffee out of Dad’s chilled beer glass.
Don’t contribute to uni discussion boards, they’re a pain in the ass.
Writing weekly budgets to make you feel more in control of money.
Then skip down to Copperhead to spend what you have left on Archie Rose Gin, Tonic & Lime.
Convince yourself and others, you’re simply doing fine.
But look, your bank account is negative 15,
and it has felt that way since you were a pre-teen.
Westpac charges overdrawn amounts these days, didn’t you know?
Just leave the bloody country quickly,
With cheap 400€ flights directly to Milan- it seems that’s the only way to go.
Sing-a-long with your main boy John Mayer as he serenades your soul.
Remembering that your voice doesn’t sound too bad with his and that,
you should now google piano chords to, 'slow dancing in a burning room.'
Then waste two hours re-teaching yourself to play.
Time has passed again, and again nothing has been done.
Mumma said when these things happen it’s best to clear your head, go for a short run.
Autumn is too beautiful in Australia oh how much you’d forgot.
Pick the purple flowers off tree’s as your sprint past,
place them in a pot.
Oh, my god, is it actually 10:09pm?
Found myself on Youtube again to pass the time,
Updating IOS on my computer means I can’t work on that assessment anyway.
Forget the stress.
This poem is just another way I like to procrastinate.
Don’t worry guys.
I’ll just start the assignment on Monday.
Written while researching the internet for my first web coms assignment (which I later failed so lol)
The wind whispers to me- not a song nor a plee
Not atypically (like they do in poetry)
But just for me.
I walk the streets to Firiplaka beach, alone.
Thinking of you, or someone similar.
Wishing we were more familiar.
Oh, how you would comfort me on nights alone.
I always found a place for you at home.
But now, I'm aware we have drifted apart.
Spent too much time together from the start.
You make me feel sick, still in the best way possible.
I'm aware your mind must be elsewhere,
and perhaps mine is as well.
Oh feta saganaki, I'm dreaming of you.
Feta saganaki, I'm under your spell.
Loosely written on Milos, Greece in 2017 whilst walking to Firiplaka Beach. I eventually hitchhiked down with a lovely lady from France whilst writing this piece. OH, and If you haven't tried Feta Saganaki yet then you are truly missing out. Legit. It's feta cooked in oil, who doesn't love that?!? And yes, my wedding cake will be four tiers of it. No joke.
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Pics by: Stella Tzacharistas
I adore a busy city,
A tainted city.
Like Athens, one summer afternoon, when the 8pm news rules every tv.
And the smell of burnt incense dances through the air,
Like the Pentozali at a Greek summer fair.
Savage dogs bark from neighbourhoods away.
As Yiayia plates a family feast that's been cooking all day.
I'm sorry, I'm messy, I'm still trying I swear.
To be a better person, 2.0 of myself, and stop putting coconut oil in my hair.
This only makes me look greasy for the next person to see me.
I'm sorry, I'm messy,
- and my nails are cracked too
From three layers of re-applied nail polish,
Trusting that'll do.
I'm sorry, I'm messy and submitting an assignment is the biggest mission,
Struggling to find my focus, struggling to find my place.
Sending the whole house into a frenzy while I'm at it.
I'm sorry, I'm messy
Parents, sometimes I will disappoint you.
Mum, I apologise if I've ever hurt you.
We're all dealing with issues and I forget you're human and deal with them too.
I'm sorry, I'm messy, I'm just trying to make it through.
Written one Monday night listening to Missy Higgins after slamming the door. oops. teenage angst rises again. My assignment is due in an hour, gtg.
Pic by: Alec Baker Films
I'm a little selfish, you're a little selfish too. But it's okay, we're all learning to be selfless.
Whilst editing my latest youtube Q&A video (below) I had to stop, refresh myself and take a little walk....
I received a cool revelation out of this short walk around the block.
Read to find out what is was, and I really hope that you can get your own perspective out of it too.
Don't forget to comment some thoughts below as well.