Minimum Credula Postero by Kate Meyer-Currey

Carpe Diem Series

Seizing the day is not always a simple task. I love the way that Kate Meyer-Currey describes it as a fight and a battle, because often times that’s what it feels like. She highlights the determination and fire of spirit that is required to get through life.

My Favorite Line, ” He pulls no punches and
I take those, too. Desire
Cheers me on when I
Hit the ropes, so I get
Back up on my feet before
The bell. “


Minimum credula postero

I must seize the day before
It grabs me in its strangle-
Hold, wrestle its hands
From my windpipe before
It blocks my airways and
I suffocate as duty kills
The breath of desire. It
Is a constant struggle as
We are well-matched in
Our weight of experience:
Neither wins as we slug
It out in the ring together.
Duty keeps my feet on
The ground and stops me
From being a lightweight
With my head in the clouds.
He pulls no punches and
I take those, too. Desire
Cheers me on when I
Hit the ropes, so I get
Back up on my feet before
The bell. It’s a fair contest
And every day brings a
Fresh bout. I live for those
Moments in the ring, as
They might be my last:
There are no guarantees
In the game of life; so I’ll
Ensure I go down, fighting,
Not regretting tomorrow.


Artist:

Kate Meyer-Currey was born in 1969 and moved to Devon in 1973. A varied career in frontline settings has fuelled her interest in gritty urbanism, contrasted with a rural upbringing. Her ADHD also instils a sense of ‘other’ in her life and writing, whether folklore feminism, urban myth or social justice. 

Publications 

Chapbook County Lines (Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming 2021) 

Other poems include Family Landscape: Colchester 1957 (Not Very Quiet, September 2020), Invocation (Whimsical Poet, February 2021), Dulle Griet, Scold’s Bridle, Recconnaissance, (RavenCageZine, February 2021), Fear the reaper, (Red Wolf Journal, February, 2021), Stream: Timberscombe (A River of Poems, March 2021), Not so starry night (SheSpeaks, March 2021), Dimpsey (Snapdragon, March 2021), Mask (Disquiet Arts, March 2021)

Cailleach (SageWoman, forthcoming) Dregs (Seinundwerden,forthcoming), Gloves (MacroMicroCosm, forthcoming), Phases of the Moon (Hags on Fire, forthcoming), Anthem for the Contaminated (TrainRiver, forthcoming), Hilly Fields (Pure Slush, forthcoming), Scorpio rising (Noctivagant Press, forthcoming), Maman Brigitte (Albany Poets, forthcoming), Challenge (Poetry and Covid, forthcoming), To the manse (Dunbar, 2019) (Young Ravens, forthcoming), Scrapheap Challenge (Handyuncappedpen, forthcoming), New perspective (Planisphere HQ, forthcoming), Daffs (Blue Heron Review, forthcoming), Kintsugi (Aurora, Kira Kira, forthcoming), Supplication to the Morrigan, Wolf Ridge, (Quail Bell, forthcoming), Tessellation (Quillkeeper’s Press, forthcoming), Magnolia Stellata (Constellations, Literary North, forthcoming)