I will fight great battles for me. And stain my hair with the blood of my oppressors. I will not wait for a hero to protect my modesty. For I am not a modest woman. I am loud and I take up space. I do not know shame nor guilt nor secrecy. I will walk [...]
Do judge my art, my heart. It was our love that bloomed In verse, We share copyright For better and for worse. And as long as I'm not banned, I'll even hold your hand, As you scythe and rip and rend This offering of my heart, my heart. So be cruel and critical and fierce [...]
Enfold me in an embrace That is long enough, Strong enough, For me to sigh. But not so long that I'd cry And shrug the sky Off my shoulders. It's my nature to endure, My strength I am sure of. It's my softness that comes alive In your arms That needs renewing.
You know that perfect moment of happiness? You wake up in the morning with the clarity that it's a Sunday, miraculously you've done your homework or there was none, no exams looming, your friends are still talking to you and your boyfriend hasn't yet kissed your best friend. But mostly because your mother is still [...]
I'm always chastised for leaving in the cup, A little coffee or tea or me, This is the foresight of the lonely, I protest. A little bit of stagnant hope that can be continually rewarmed, In the microwave, whose tinny music Is more soothing than judgemental. At the lowest ebb, peering over the edge of [...]
Stumbling across my war-torn soulscape; Bombed buildings of faded dreams, streets paved with craters of broken vows and dismembered dolls of naiveté. It's always midday here. The blazing sun lights up everything in stark relief. There's nowhere to hide. The shadows hide other spectres, crouching in pain, For even my ghost gave up it's ghost. [...]
What do you do when your betrayer asks for more. You don't say (like I did), I have given you everything, my youth, my beauty, my trust, my heart, my body, my hopes, my love, my dreams. What more can I give you? A kidney perhaps? Or a lobe of liver? The Master stared wistfully [...]