This month my poem, Dandelion Fluff, is published in The Fat Damsel Issue 9.
I wrote this one a couple of years back, and it had been abandoned in my journal, not even typed up, until I rediscovered it recently. Perhaps this was a subconscious move on my part, for it’s reflective of my state of mind at the moment: away with the fairies, to be precise! I have been floating through the weeks of late and functioning on a basic level: eating, going to work, eating, sleeping and in between – zoning out. Is this life? I’d call it existence.
When the rudimentary needs are being met and not much more, then maybe an empty head is nothing other than a dandelion spore.
About Leilanie Stewart
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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