i) (FIRE) Of warm soot that sets the bed of your passing, of the celerity of your crackling stride — of your sauntering footsteps synchronised with every heartbeat you touch. The crimson that melts into the orange, the caress that sets ablaze an entire kingdom; I call for thee in … Continue Reading
how do you convince someone
they’ll fall when they believe
that they’ll fly?
I’m standing on the ledge
and I can’t stop looking at my feet
I can’t stop looking at my feet
and counting and recounting
my toes trying to change the
narrative when the narrative is
Resurrection is archaic for “miracle”,
The pinnacle of impossible.
So much so, that it was synonymous with a change of status;
A man to a God and a woman to a witch.
Resurrection is modern for resilience.
There are no three days of mourning and the Sunday of happiness.
You … Continue Reading
“Congratulations, it’s a girl”
Eyes tear up listening to the sound of her cry
Unfeigned blend of joy and elation manifest in the faces
Dark sparkling eyes full of dreamy glitter, met with warm, welcoming smiles
what was coming at her though, little did they realise
Is this a … Continue Reading
The villagers feared the woods,
They would not venture in,
For they knew,
With a visceral certainty,
If they did,
They would not return.
At night, the village stood silent,
Still and lifeless, like ruins.
Lights extinguished, people locked in homes,
Speaking only in hushed whispers.
They would not brave … Continue Reading
A curious “which book are you reading?” 11 years ago
A shy “we’re friends, right?” 10 years ago
A familiar “why are you like this, good god” 9 years ago
An exasperated “no, we’re not dating, Jesus” 8 years ago
A new “do you want to sit with us?” 7 … Continue Reading
Out of all, there is to say
the word against books
of the holy script and see
is considered an act of blasphemy
an act of betrayal
against life and redemption.
For what else is a greater sin
the rejection of moral value and scriptures
is the price of one’s … Continue Reading
They say as they wipe my tears away,
“If it was meant to be, it would have been.”
A raspy laugh escapes my throat
Now all dry, after the hours of endless sobbing
And I smile ruefully at them.
Their unwavering optimism sickens me,
But their words remind me
Of … Continue Reading
Vermilion sky, you and I
Amongst the blazing fire and roasted foal.
And air shrouded in deception and lie,
We ate its freedom, you ate my soul.
Vermilion heart, it was love till it was not,
On nights when the mask would inadvertently drop,
And the world revolving around … Continue Reading