Poison me to find your antidote,Poison me to find the parts of yourself That you broke inside of meWhen you taught me to heal by hurting.Silk words slung by an executioner,A throat roped with pearls, Glistening like wet pimple,Sharper than the blade that cut it,Sharper than the men who slit my lips. Into a Barbie […]
For I shall never smile again to any soul.As my beating flesh has transfigured to darkest coal. Yet I lay pearl whites more gleaming than a pantheon pillar.But what lies underneath is the subtle smirk of a serial killer. I ascend high with the aesthetic of a monarch butterfly.For what else am I ultimately but […]
The fishnet lead of the old attic window ensnared the scrub and pines of the forest beyond the front garden, lumpen with snow. But winter’s twilit chill didn’t reach Sam. In fact, winter never reached beyond the bushes, it seemed. The gardenias were in bloom. Ten bushes that should be dead in this climate, glowed […]
Fingers swirling like water to a sinkholeHalima touches the swell,Whirlpools darkening at her navel,She waitsAs her husbandTakes his fill,Syruping her fever,Roping her hair into necklaces, knuckled glass, chuckling, a phantompain packing insanity and laughter and windows clear enough to look through.Pause that knock.Ask if this is okay. If this is true.If blood is red.If fire […]
A Love Letter 2217 AD
My particulate scrubbers have filtered lethal impurities for centuries amongst a flickering neon skyline, ever-evolving like a graphic equaliser. As you’ve grown, so have I. So, as you decommission me, treat me with the care I have treated you – I am you in a sense – and know that in three years when I’m […]
Blank page.No words.Just try. Her words,No meaning,My words,No feeling, Where’s the emotion? Try harder.Knuckle down.Be thoughtful. Fresh words,Too plain,Ambitious words,More pain, You’re trying too hard! Creativity flows.Feel inspired.Be natural. Exciting words:Too cliché,Passionate words:Too risqué, I guess that’s the thing about institutions –They just aren’t creative.
Like forgetting your headphones on a long journey,Like the holes between knitwear,Like water dripping between clenched fingers,Seeping like white t-shirts and bloodied wounds,This flower of red, blooms.And Memory forgets herself.
A Horseless Carriage
Harriet rolled her eyes at her brother’s petulant bleating. She supposed this was about her beating him at real tennis after church. A man of nineteen years should know better! ‘Saints preserve us, Freddie!’ Mother called from the kitchen as she prepared water crust pastry. ‘Whatever this “flying cigar” was, I’m sure there’s an explantation…Did […]
In Your Dreams*
INTRO: In your dreams is where you’ll find me,you will never have to worryIn your dreams is where… V1: There’s distance between usBut I’m still thinking bout youAnd what you’re doingI’m imagining them curvesSeeing your worthNatural you’re right down to earth Yeah your melanin be popping And I know we speaking oftenMaking the kid really softenThis […]
I guess your beauty was a facade I saw what i wanted not what i needed Blinded by infatuation, led astray by lust I’m ashamed i was so conceited Guilt consumes each bone in my body For i have to take responsibility for the pain caused Every tear shed, how could i do such a […]