Letters home

Sometimes this empty space hurts, Like a child’s sudden growths spurt, Does the innocence so predestined, Come to an end; unrefined. When I don’t know, What dropped your jaw? Or what made my stomach gnaw? Those feelings so raw become you, While I got lost too. Between the empty eyes I call home, Finding peace…

Scent

Does a seed, Drifting in its creed, Guided by the wind, Learn to find, A home in a cloud? I’m too proud, A schemer with his doubts, I have had my bouts. Like a king in autumn, Wasted moments damn, I’ve forgotten a kindled smile, Lasts only for a short while, wondering if roses grow…

Stars Aligned

I didn’t read the signs; you did, I only got the hit from cupid, And recognized you as my own, Adorned in a beautiful crown, The stars aligned showing the way, I’d never have known what to say, Seeing you like this makes me sway, To the rhythm of love, any day.

Blush

I don’t want you to go, Until I get to know, What makes me miss? Your smile and kiss. Why it feels like bliss? holding you like this, thinking only of now, and how I’d allow, Myself to get lost. You are doing the most, Keeping me on my toes, In search of a single…

Forgotten

I watched a love die once; Starved of every ounce, Doused in a liquored haze, Then set ablaze. The pieces drifting in the wind, Lost to all left behind. Images stuck in my mind, The empty stare trying to find, Words that could speak truth, A story of our youth, Innocence lost to the froth,…

GRAVE

I’m sorry! If I told a story, I’d bring you home Open up my spell tome Of pain and grief A story with no sieve: War and pain, Deeply embedded in my brain. A mothers tear preserved, For a pain never deserved; Death knocks, cruel and cold, Before she could even take hold, Of the…

Coy

Our eyes meet mid-stride, The shy smile you try to hide, Warm and inviting me to your side, If I find words bridging the divide, Don’t look away before I have my say, I like the way you look today, So would you stay; make my day, Or will you again come my way? I…

Stranded

I have been on the roam, On a thousand roads home, none leading back to your smile, So would you wait a while? Its selfish to ask, But I have put myself to task, Wracking my brain, For a single thought train, To explain why it’s not the same, Saying your name. Vague and vain,…

Rebel

Look how far we’ve fallen Out of touch, And as such, Your eyes are swollen. With a tight lip, And a sudden gulp Your heart beaten to a pulp Too broken to keep. I wait out the silence, Until you shudder, To revel in my plunder, With acts of violence. I wrote songs of pride,…

NUDE

I remember the laugh like an echo, Haunting as I rushed for the door. I pause, thought about the awkward pose Moments before I gave her a rose. In my mind she was the flame, Convincing me to forget my name, Maybe I’m still the same, Stuck in a neurotic blame game. I worshiped her…

Gone

Why does it hurt so, Having to know, The sad echoes, Of stomping toes. I’d imagine it gets easier, To reach the freezer, Before the memories tease, Drifting in with the breeze. How could I ever sigh, To lose such a high, Having you in my view, How time flew!

Nyankiir

  Like a storm, yearns for calm, I want you in my arms, To shelter you from harm. Daughter of the Nile, Bless me with your smile, I want to see your glow, Like watching sunsets ashore. You draw me in like an undertow, And I adore you more. You will always have my ears,…