Bleeding heart

Regrets knock in intervals Unsaid words echo louder Said incomplete words gurgle in my mouth Arms open, I talk my heart out Gathering the love I want to keep close My bleeding heart refuses to be stitched. Praises I sang too late skirt my openesss Like rising water my gumption thumps But guilt dances in … More Bleeding heart

Poison Ivy

Your carefully wrapped hurtful words Slither Your condescending tone towards my hobbies Slobbers Your unsatisfied reminders of my inadequacy Constricting Your execution of ‘perfects’ that trump all Confining Your ‘well meaning’ criticising with needles of tearing down Wrapping The poison of your words seeps into my mind slowly as time goes Secluded Built into a … More Poison Ivy

Women

They are a book yet to be well read Passed around, fawned over and rightfully endeared They have birthed nations They have suckled us at their breast They have bled to feed us They have nurtured even as they pained Women are a people stripped Women have long been too ostracised Women have never had … More Women

Crushing tides

Breathless abandon steers our passion Gazes prisoner Vulnerabilities exposed Digging nails clawing Strumming heartbeats sopranos of our rushing blood. Backs bowed Slicked skin heating Whispered sentiments in a loop Gasping for another extra moment Applause of our flesh rhythmic. Hunting chase a fevered gallop A premise splayed for devouring Soaring keens and staying grunts The … More Crushing tides

In Deep

Tracing lines over your skin I search the hum of your love Boiling to the surface that your eyes drip. Words mellowed with honeyed syllables We dip and tumble Chasing each other like rivulets. Endless satiation an unending beating drum, My hands fill with your devotion Hovering over my insecurities and rubbing a balm. Breaths … More In Deep

I want love

We are cursed my darling girl, To love boys who don’t love us back I’ve stripped myself bare and it’s not enough I want a jug that pours into me I want a soul that twines with mine I want to feel our hearts beat together Our legacies to stretch over lifetimes My darling girl, … More I want love

Last seconds

Tethered by snapping strings Moments from spiraling into darkness Hands clutched Panicked gasps Wide eyes Wild heartbeats “Don’t let me go,” Ticking clock silencing goodbyes The final scene but you’re too young Denying pleas Pouring tears Cooling limbs Frantic imploring “You gonna be okay,” Creeping realisation of the end The desolate yawning future alone Blubbering … More Last seconds

Gloved fists reign

Stepping into the ring My mind disrobes the mundane Grunts in tune with my internal wails The maze in my head opens to let me run wild My untamed demons climb to the skin and drip to the floor The painful breaths cheering on my freedom With every hit I land, I am vindicated The … More Gloved fists reign

Ode to my best friend

Like watching the unsuspecting last drop fall from a tap I let you become something I didn’t pay much attention Your colour faded and just like everything became a background I rationalised my frustration Pent up aggression about my search for self And the jewels on my bosom became stones I could trade too to … More Ode to my best friend