For you

His soul stills,calm found in her warm embrace,the hand rubbing sore muscles“I love you”-a song that ripples and roughens his throat.“I love you” he repeats-tearing the thorns from the rose,his blood the sacrifice it demands“For you, anything ma chérie,”he whispers in her ear,the flower tucking in her hair,luscious mane that swallows his finger.Silky threads thatContinue reading “For you”

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”

We Stay For The Kids

Dear father,I’ve seen you walking in at 1am,or not come in at all.Dear father, I’ve seen the pictures on your phone,I recognized my friend Sheila in one. Your finger is empty,just an indentation of the ring left.I asked you,you said you were resizing it,twas too tight.I wonder how,yet this is the fittest I’ve seen youContinue reading “We Stay For The Kids”

Vivacity

Loud in my ears, quiet in my soul.Neon lights everywhere,looks like starsSquint my eyes against one,Kaleidoscope of greens, blues and yellows,mellow my soul oh ye modern inventionTic tac against these cobblestones,Peace in my heart,music in my head. Exhilaration,I spread my fingers.The world is my circus,I’m the clown.Tic tac against this asphalt,lemme make you laugh bloodyContinue reading “Vivacity”

Icarus

Icarus loved the sunFlew near her and circled her haloShe was beautiful and yellowOrange hues marked her flawsBut he loved her flawSo closer he flewJust to touchJust for her skin’s scorch “Icarus, beware the heat”But Icarus was in loveWith the skyAnd the sun that ruled itShe was powerWhat did his father knowSo Icarus moved closerBalladsContinue reading “Icarus”

What Then

What then is this love,so different from any I ever feltSo different than any that my heart kissed. What then is this emotion that draws tears,Has me walking on air,Kissing the moon,lighting with the stars. What then is this feeling that-Compulses me to sniff your neckAnd drown in your sweat. What then is this love,thatContinue reading “What Then”