2020 was a crazy year for most people. I don't think I know anyone who hasn't felt the mental and emotional impact of lockdown.
In the summer of 2020, a mini human joined our family.
And so as well as trying to navigate life through a pandemic, I found myself also trying to find my feet in my own new normal.
A first time mum. In lockdown. In our little one bedroom flat.
Normally at times of extreme pressure or stress I would write.
But the only time I had, the only quiet I had, was an hour or two (or three… or four….) when the baby woke hungry.
I would feed her and write down my thoughts.
Tiny, short, babbly, sleep deprived thoughts.
They helped me make sense of my new world.
I’ve never thought of myself as a poet,
but I wrote some things
on the back of these middle of the night thoughts.
I think they might be poems.
They’re pretty rough. A bit like me at the moment.
A bit like the world at the moment.
The one in the video below is my favourite. (And the longest!)
If you like it, there are more on twitter at @4amSessions
Maybe I'll see you over there.
Hello in advance!
And thank you!
And sorry about the punctuation.
It really was (is!) the middle of the frickin' night.
'Dawn' by Jennifer Adam
Voiceover by Vivien Reid
Sound Studio: Kenny Blyth
Filming/Cinematographer: Steven Cook
as part of Play Pie Pint's Pint Sized Plays Programme
*Please note this play contains some strong language.