A Mile in Your Shoes

I’d scrutinize addicts confess their relapses,my face passive while I judged them silently,self-righteously thinking,“Oh! What a great tragedy drugs are! How could they bear the devastation of addiction, the humiliation of relapse,the fall from grace”I would never be like them I was sure. Yesterday I was stuck in bed,stuck in a mental loop of tortureContinue reading “A Mile in Your Shoes”

Hypnotized

A stubborn lip that wanted to lead,Either released or bitten between teeth.I was hypnotized by all the ways it moved,all the ways it laughed,all the ways it smiled. The first time on my neck,Head lolling,mouth agape,nerves alive.Holding on so it don’t let go. Felt as it rose to mine lipPressing nervously,then again firmly,drawing back slowly,aContinue reading “Hypnotized”

Fragments

I’m sorryI’m sorry that when you stare at these broken pieces…all you will see is nothingness,incomplete puzzles that don’t make sense,incomplete puzzles that you can never figure out. I’m sorry that in my joy is –a practised laugh,a rehearsed pause.In my silence are words stifled by fear,yet I have no cause to be afraid. I’mContinue reading “Fragments”

Bury

Your problems are a corpse,bury it.Your traumas are a dead dog,bury it.Your short-comings are radioactive,in metal vaults , bury them! Bury them,bury themDig eight feet down,too far to reach down,bury! In the unsuspecting dawn,the earth quakesAll buried zombies arising,tramping on rotting daisies,you buried undead things! At the height of noon,under the beating sun,they find theirContinue reading “Bury”

Phoenix

Stick me in fire,there are visions I wish to see.How flesh melts,and bone turns to black then grey. How embers swallow screams,and tongues of flame crackle as they feed.How silence settles as ash sits,while fire cools and dies. Show me visions of-how finally a wing tip reaches,breaching the soil and-how slowly as it rises,soil andContinue reading “Phoenix”

Homeless

Death,a permanent stench in the air around me.Vultures,a hovering cloud awaiting my fall.Grace,denied and withheld from a dying spirit.Hope,a rotting thing six feet below. I fall,the stars watch as my knees buckle,my body keeling.I shiver,the rain batters me, the wind blowing my skin off. I lie on this ground,willing to be soaked into the earth,willingContinue reading “Homeless”

Journey Through The Woods

She ties her laces,and for the walk preparesA deep breath, and she’s on her wayThe moon silently stares,A curved disk still in the sky.Her feet sink into mud,and a scream she swallows quickly.On and on she trudges,past grabbing thickets,and phantom shadowsOn and on she hurries,body a shivering mess,her heart demanding out.Finally her feet touch grass,andContinue reading “Journey Through The Woods”

Colour Me Your Love

It was not by the colour of our skin that our love was built,but my blood that sang to the beat of his heart. It was not by the ebony of my skin,that greatly contrasted the cream of his,But by the dancing of our bodies under the moonlight. Nor was it about the onyx ofContinue reading “Colour Me Your Love”

Man on the mirror

The man on the mirror stares,eyes dead,gnarled feet disappearing below.Pain kisses the blood flowing,his cracked lips cinematic under his watch. The man on the mirror stares,his crown shining and grey.Caving under the weight of empty dreams,broken futures. The man on the mirror stares,his body a masterpiece of struggle,his hands a testament of hustleA body builtContinue reading “Man on the mirror”