Star-Crossed Lovers

The stars remind me of the twinkle in your eyes

When you smile

I imagine that I can pluck one from the sky

To cherish as my own

Because it’s an undisclosed desire

(That iridescent glow between you and I

That blazing aura illuminating your skin

That simmering halo of moonbeams above your head)

The stars remind me of the tears that scratch your face

When you cry

I imagine that I can hurl a cluster from the diamond-studded swathes of obscurity

To shatter the barricade which cages us in our distinct perpetuities

Because it’s a necessity

(That luminous haze of emotion incarcerated in the symphony of my every waking thought

That palpitating rhythm like shivers of cosmic dust flaring through my veins

That kaleidoscope of spiralling dark matter chasing you into the vacant black hole that is my heart)

The stars remind me of the infinities between us

Of the excruciating eternity hailing our dreams to decease

Oh gravity! Pull me to my sanity

And let the hushed galaxies grieve for its star-crossed lovers

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City of Sky and Glass

I was lucky enough to embark on a dream journey around the city of New York, which has always been a place I have longed to visit. Having spent a week there, I got a flavour of the culture and lifestyle, which is completely different to my own. The city is always, always bustling with tourists, business people, dodgy looking men lurking on street corners…

You can’t possibly imagine the scale of all the buildings unless you’re there – you often see whole skyscrapers reflected in other skyscrapers! It felt like London had been given plastic surgery: a bit of alligning the roads into a neat grid of avenues and streets, a bit of scrubbing and polishing, and a lot of pulling here and there – stretching the skin of the buildings as much as is humanly possible!

I enjoyed taking lots of photos of all the famous sites I visited, the food, exciting pop culture things which are practically meaningless to anyone else, and of course, my family. In this small selection of photographs from my adventure, I wanted to capture specifically the futuristic architecture and uniqueness of such an imposing, enormous city. In an attempt to impress you, I present to you the City of Sky and Glass…