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 a writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing and her second collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, was published by Fowlpox Press in 2017. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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