Chapter 9.

I heard an elderly woman say “there’s something beautiful in every chapter of our lives” So I began to study yours in mine I thought of what you left behind I thought of what you took Mostly I kept coming up short Like the story was unfinished Like somehow it had diminished Toward the end…

Royalty.

You hold me near and dear All my fears disappear Sweet visions realized I gaze at you in amazement To be in this time and space Alignment at its best Aura to aura We meshed so well You say you watch me in my sleep A manifestation of my dreams A king fit for this…

Fade in.

I wanted to burn you down Light your life up into flames My fiery fires from within I couldn’t let him win I wanted to cut you into pieces Left you scrambling for peace Need I remind you… Karma is a thing. Silly peasant, disguised as king She wore the empress new clothes Naive to…

Comfort inn

You were like the summer blaze You brought the heat Hotter than summer time Chi You kept me in a daze Unfazed by the now I wanted to bow down to thee Long before he saw himself I recognized the king in you You felt like 90’s R&B Whispers in the dark You made your…

Power

This familiar scent It came with the same intent A familiar quest Finessing your lies Trying not to condemn myself Trying to find the light Trying to find myself I burned this sage The rage wouldn’t settle The pain made itself a home within How long have I been in this state of mind? Trying…

Human nature.

I found my safe haven A crawl space within When it came down to it It seemed I was being punished by you For my reaction, to your actions Left a alone with self reflection While you’re astray Like I haven’t already dealt a loss Like I haven’t already felt enough Old triggers brought us…

Fade out.

I’m sorry for silencing you For ignoring your needs I apologize for touching your open wounds For neglecting your boundaries I’m sorry I numbed you For masking the pain I apologize for not loving you For the nights I let you be touched and not felt I’m sorry for being impatient For rushing to the…

Tensions

I toss and I turn Seduction whispers your name Ghost in the dark Thieves in the night I pray you take me away Bring ease to my body Lust is written all over my skin Depriving these curves… Neglecting your mind, body, and soul You can trust me with your heart You can trust me…

He say, she say.

He said “breathe in your favorite color” With a few inhales I was high up At times when he could barely lift himself He said “let it out” In this safe place I could cry me a river In this space He would never judge me Only console me Only hug me He says again…

Exuviate.

I shed skin A million snakes A trillion aches Withered away Face to face Demons within A million sins Traces on my silky flesh This lace fits so well These hips so swell Seductive hiss Plumped lips Secrets I’ll never spill The lesson The lesson On repeat Remind me Rewind it Better yet Fast forward…