Mouthy is that fine line between snooze & life,
Mouthy is the moment I took responsibility.
Mouthy is teeth and dimples – a hug
when you don’t realise it’s all you need.
Mouthy is Salt and vinigar Square’s –
a snack you’ve been craving for days
Mouthy is crying so much I can’t breath
then getting up and saying what I need.
Mouthy is a hand on my shoulder
and a plate of fried chicken, Mr Cool’s.
Mouthy is friendship,
it’s a challenge,
it’s a conversation over Ribena
and confession and bitten nails.
Mouthy is an alarm clock,
I don’t yet quiet understand how to use
But I am definitely awake.
Ioney Smallhorne is currently making a ‘Mouthy is’ film, to show at the beginning of each of our Mouthy tour stops over the next year. I filmed a couple lines from me with her yesterday and then realised – wow, this is a big film and the lines I just gave her were a bit too random to give Mouthy justice. This film needs to show the world the diversity and breadth of what Mouthy does. This is still really a warm up (my 5minutes of daily writing), but I really want to encourage every Mouthy, Alumni and all to think of a couple ‘Mouthy is…’ lines and get in touch with Ioney to film them in the next week.
Because if you don’t, people might never know what Mouthy really is.
p.s. And if you’re not in the Mouthy Poets -why not drop a comment and tell us what we look like to you?