The Letter

I. Martedi

Perhaps if I had chosen differently that Tuesday,
you would have chosen differently that Tuesday.

I keep dreaming about you touching my legs
on the train that night in December.

But I always wake and remember that you sit behind bars.
Now what chance do we stand.

Although I’m sure If I had let myself,
I would have learnt to bend over them backwards.

II. Mercoledi

It’s my simple thing,
remembering you in days.
The ones you were there, and the ones you were not.

Thursdays you would take off for me
and Fridays after work
we would find a spot to go swimming at the beach,
drive home after midnight still wet in your car.

So you leaving mid-week, like you did
screwed with me like jet lag.
I wish you had waited until Sunday to get caught.

III. Giovedì

That’s when I picked up my pen to write.
Not about you at first, to you.

Everyone has a purpose. I felt like mine was to make you feel.
Everything everyone is too scared to.

And so I wrote from the heart.
I was scared too, least of all angry, just sad that it had come to this
with you.

IV. Venerdì

Once I started I couldn’t stop.
I wrote from dark until light.

Stamp stuck and purpose filled. Self expression-ed out.
I felt everything I knew it would make you feel.

I sprinted to catch the 9am post. That letter had run me out.

But I was lighter on my feet, and mind.
Friday changed my life.


*5 Minute Philosopher

It’s been a while since the last 5 Minute Philosopher… So I put Alex in the hot seat whilst we were in Barbados. Enjoy!

5-Minute Philosopher

What is the meaning of life?
I don’t think there is a definition of the word life, we just take every day as it comes.

2. Where is your happy place?
Barbados or watching the first 48 or being at my girlfriend’s house.

3. Do you think it is more important to be liked or respected?
Neither are more important than the other, they are both of the same importance, and to progress in life or career you the focus needs to be revolved around yourself. 

4. What do you think makes a good friend? 
Someone you can trust, someone that can be honest (regardless if its positive or negative as long as it’s truthful).

5. If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be?
Never giving up / opening a cinnamon shop (starts laughing)…..

6. Who or What is your greatest love?
My girlfriend, my Mother, my country, Football, Food, the first 48 (again).

7. If you could choose one superpower what would it be?
To pause time…

8. Describe your perfect holiday:
Sun, sea, Walks/hikes, food, peace and quiet!

9. What book would you recommend to others?
DMX’s autobiography as you really get to understand what he went through as a youth and then you can understand to an extent why he is the person he is today, and why he conducts himself in the way he does.

10. Confess your unpopular opinion:
Cereal should be eaten with HOT MILK!!!!

11. Pasta or Pizza?
Pizza all the way.