A Narc To The Flame

You don’t need to use that tone

Don’t speak to me like that

Do you think you’re getting wise to me?

Your light in need of gas?

 

Is it that time of the month?

You’re on your period or something?

You must have misunderstood, again

I would never do that thing!

 

Are we really going to do this again?

Why do you always get so mad

You should trust me more than that

I’m giving you all I have

 

It’s your family issues, really

You know that they’re all crazy

It’s not your fault you’re like this

Come on, look at me baby

 

You know how much I love you

Hell, I just said the words

You’re overthinking everything

It’s causing so much hurt

 

It’s ok, I forgive you

You didn’t mean to make me cry

You didn’t mean to cause a fuss

When you caught me in that lie

 

Now kiss me, reassure me

Make all these troubles fade away

Take all my insecurities

And place them in your way

 

Make me feel adored and special

Don’t let the focus on me pass

Don’t take your light away from me

Without it, I’m just gas

Pyramids and Peacocks

Pyramids and Peacocks

On a bamboo shelf

Painted and aligned

With your bamboo self

Spread your feathers wide

Show the world your arch

Move gently in the heat

Of your onward march

Grow wild and fast and free

Be versatile and strong

Let the colours of your days

Stretch far and linger long

Ripples

March 22, 2018

I knew early on that it was love. The thing that brought us all here. Breathed life, animated us. I don’t know how I knew. I just knew. The problem with knowing, is that not everyone does it. They spend lives either exalting the knowers or exasperated by them, never stopping to notice that they could know too, if they bothered to try. I never tried, really. It was just always there. And when you know all of the universe, it’s hard to be around people who are deathly afraid of knowing. You find yourself moving left, all the while being pulled right. Right isn’t logical but there it is, refusing to be ignored. Insolent, illogical right. Eventually, after thirty some years of left, left, left, you find yourself in a holding patter of counterclockwise drudgery, wondering why you ever let other people’s fear of knowing have its way with you. Fear didn’t being us here. Fear had no part in any of it. Love ran the show from day one but somehow we mucked it all up. I’m still not sure if being a knower makes me obligated to be a doer. Or if love will allow me to observe. A knower and a watcher, creating ripples in the fear.

For Daughters

October 25, 2017

I am but honoured, that you chose my portal as the entrance of your existence

My body, turned shapeshifter, moulded to be your residence

Soul, raptured by your presence

 

Fretful anticipation, affecting every cell

For I knew before I knew

That you were my portal as well

 

Launched me into motherhood with a glance at chocolate eyes

Handed me challenge after challenge

So I could rise, Rise RISE

 

I thought I was to teach you, be your protector, be your guide

But you descended as a master

Ever patient, by my side

 

Now I get to live with heaven, flowing beauty through your flesh

Ever speechless that God made me the keeper of you

Skmaqn

August 31, 2017

Death and life are in the power of the tongue

In my mouth

Entire worlds hummmmmmmmmmm

 

The fortress of my elders

Lost in a battle for a Port

The language of the people

Who held it once before

 

Haunting drums that echo fiercely

In my belly, in my soul

 

Mark the sadness

Mark the madness

Mark the courage

 

Mark the toll