It’s one of those Those not-empty-but-vague Not-meaningless-but-purposeless Not-nebulous-but-immaterial A blurred line with bold characters A bold line with blurred characters A desire to go – An obligation to stay A desire to stay – An obligation to go A treacle-like-tar-motion Of time and mind An ill-fitting suit In a brick red building A revving aeroplaneContinue reading “POPCORN.”
We fight to come And we fight to go We wrestle with our unchanging curls Like the wind wrestles with supple tree branches Insistent on bringing about a change When the only possible change After a storm of this magnitude Is destruction. Shells upon shells of placated beings Conforming to and fro And commuting froContinue reading “ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS GREY.”
I dream in the color white And waking leaves me speechless Arrested by my own shadow, I Do not recognize myself. I am not cognizant of my scars Nor am I revered by the memory Of my hue. Before I dreamt I reached an agreement with the sun He showed me the golden brown ThatContinue reading “OF TWO MINDS AT ONE.”
Chlorine brings back memories Of the days I thought I could swim I’d flap by arms And float by belly Sink or thrive at whim My coach would look down At me and say She’s gonna go somewhere big one day I’d beam by brown eyes Almost right out Not daring to believe I’d playContinue reading “OF MERMAIDS AND SPORTS MEN.”
Where was I looking When I gave my heart away? Where was my resolve When I built you a throne In my innermost parts? What had drawn my wandering eye When I planted a seed That I knew would never be watered? I wish I could make the answers Evade me But the truth isContinue reading “INSTITUTIONALIZED.”
A little girl’s dreams grow Up with her She finds her solace in her dignity Held tight, as close as Her secret thoughts She charms the prince And recoils when he reveals Them all to be the same “At least he had the decency to tell me” The masses dictate; several learned patrons Mark theContinue reading “INSTINCT.”
Sometimes tears flow In the opposite direction. Up instead of down, In, instead of out. A reversible motion Of delectable emotions Swirling and raging, making Eyeballs EXPLODE And lungs burst in their Futile attempt at Containment. There are some times Tears sometimes, Sometimes don’t flow But shatter on the ground Ice from an open freezer
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