This time it was different Not different like all the other times I said it was different – No. This time I refuse to pick myself back up. I refuse to paste on a smile I refuse to cajole the corners of my eyes To crinkle up. I refuse to reach out. No. I amContinue reading “￼TO REMEMBER”
This is why I stopped praying Because it tears me apart Literally. Separating skin muscle from bone In a clinical procedure That reveals my innermost parts Because you know me too well You made me after all Fearfully, wonderfully, but not perfectly. You knew there would be this Unquenchable thirst that would only be FilledContinue reading “WHY I STOPPED PRAYING￼”
I needed someone to witness my grief Those tears that fall quietly Only making sound through The searing tracks they make On your soul were starting to, literally Burn me alive. I’ve learned to be strong, Independent, co-dependent on my sisters, My chocolate colored companions who Resonate with my experiences. In the sunlight of reminiscingContinue reading “A BUCKET FULL OF TISSUES￼”
These eyes reflect The mirror in my soul A continuum Of possibility Weaving in and out of my – Vision. Piercing flashes of a life almost Lived.
I’ve heard it said That change is the only constant The ever-evolving wheel Which turns air into water Water into earth And earth into fire Is so simply understood Yet persistently intellectualized We approach it with care Pincers at the ready Pens and paper active Cameras rolling To capture – record – remember! Sometimes weContinue reading “WE ARE THE ALIEN.”
You bloom like a flower In my fertile heart Your ideas like petals Your words like thorns Your thoughts like blackjack That clings to me. And I, Unwittingly, Plant you wherever I go.
A prickly peacock With one eloquent feather Long and majestic Rounded, kaleidoscopic Incongruous with its nature Reflective of its stature.
Today When I was in the shower; I thought of pineapple. Not the outside – the inside. Yellow and sweet Like a friendly sun That cuts your tongue As its juice hypnotizes you.
Where did all the years go? Yesterday, just yesterday Maybe a decade ago Just the other day Just yesterday Just It was just yesterday! It shames me that I can’t account For these minutes I can’t even pretend that I know What I have been doing My life is marked with significant hours But askContinue reading “TICKING HOLLOW.”
I constrain in my hands What You can carry for me Forgive me. For I compare Your hands to those of men That let slip this fragile treasure We so readily give. I have likened Your loving eyes To the lust I have come to accept Man has become my god And I, his burntContinue reading “TRUST EXERCISE”