Henry is a writer, poet and mental health essayist based in Somerset in the UK. He has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Birmingham. His poetic novella, ‘Notes from the State of OMNESIA’ was published by Impspired Press.
The man in the shiny black shoes is being interviewed on the radio, where nobody can see his feet The man in the shiny black shoes is tapping his foot with an irregular rhythm The man in the shiny black shoes looks down at them as if he believes the soles are too thick The man in the shiny black shoes realises that his trousers are too short and his socks are too bright The man in the shiny black shoes continues to politely answer the questions posed by the presenter The man in the shiny black shoes takes a sip from his gin and wishes he bought the suede ankle boots with the pink laces instead.
Overstimulated by an algorithm within me that disorientated and manipulated my thoughts, something disintegrated in my personal digital space and I briefly wandered about like some BAUHAUS cat through a stifling smog of simulated silence. I was lost like a clock with no tick, forever suspended in temporary time, lost in temporal timelessness and it was then I realised it is harder than ever to do nothing at all.