Tokus-poem: Inappropriate Aunty

Lines written after Christmas visits to various members of my friends-family.   Like this? Like me at www.facebook.com/mamatokus or follow me @MamaTokus   INAPPROPRIATE AUNTY   I'm your Inappropriate Aunty The sister your mum never had When I arrive I kiss too hard Rub up against your dad I call…

Tokus-poem: The Caffeine Age

The Apercalypse is coming (geddit?), thanks to all us coffee addicts...read on for my latest poem, inspired by research by Plymouth's Marine Lab on the caffeination of our oceans. Like this? Like me at www.facebook.com/mamatokus or follow me @MamaTokus   The Caffeine Age It's the '30s and prohibition is in…

Mama Tokus blogpost: Fly Spanish

I've been given the Spanish inquisition in a hip online magazine that publishes online. Read the interview in Spanish here, which covers punk rock, rude women, gospel, fighting fears and living large. And it starts off calling me a Mestiza (translation: "Of a mongrel breed, hybrid, hybridous"), which I LOVE.…

If Men Had Periods

If men had periods... They’d be men-struating.   They’d use man-ty liners and man-pons. Thin little Lillets with strings that’re really long. Girls, we’d be the ones deciding To go down on them if they were on. If men had periods.   If men had periods, their poor swollen balls…

Afro-Dude – a poem

Afro-Dude “Hello, hello, is there anybody there? I’ve got an escalating situation involving big hair There’s name-calling, a mob-forming...” “Which service do you require?” “It’s early on, but there’s intolerance talking. People looking at my hair and laughing and pointing” “Don’t worry caller, try to stay calm. I’m going to…

Architect-Designed-House Desire

Thursday 25 March 2010ADHD(or Architect-Designed-House Desire)                                                           I want the clean lines for my own faceSpace-saving crazy-pavingStock library children waving to me through myFloor-to-ceiling windows.I want a magazine shoot for a front roomStylishly presented, recycled air-venteProto-gallery photo-gallery dust-free-environmentI want a Zen garden path: walkway to hip contemplationRumination on…