Chunni

Cover me Where he cannot see Under the chunni Hiding  White and sheer With lashes down   A curl of hair  Tucked in ebony With jewels glimmering Gold gleaming Eyes marveling Weight they cannot feel   I am not stained red  Yet But his fingers Won’t find mine anymore And the bangles break  Before they’re…

Starlight

The darkness does not scare me. My brokenness never will. Because when I look up to the black, I realize shattered glass still glimmers. Heat will rise in passion’s haste to feel what burns within. No matter the shadows I’ve embraced, I will always glow against that dark. That dark that coal cannot burn. That…

Galaxy

I too have loved the stars– Strewn across that velvet black Where cool shades mix like marbled art Where hearts get lost and don’t come back   I’ve run through forests almost blind Through leaves of stippled dew– Over gnarled roots and twisted pine To join the wolves in search of you   Those beasts…

Crown

Wear that crown and wear it proudly. She doesn’t listen to my words because of the friction within her heart. What I wonder aloud, she wonders too; but what I declare she barely feels. Sometimes, her locks sweep past her shoulders–sometimes auburn, sometimes curled. When she cries, her cheeks get pink–a rosy hue the same…

Whiskey River

Don’t Drink It.   Don’t careen on the path Towards toxic affection Where affliction Rolls as waves in a river   Where the natural stream Is where the heart’s thrum flows Where the idleness of touch Bows to blushed strokes   Where the amber hue Is a glint upon ripples Where the channel’s tides Drag…

Glimmer in the Ash

Those pools of brewed liquid would churn around pupils of the sweetest licorice. They’d shimmer in the most intoxicating moments, like a waft of steam was caught inside them. There was a depth to those eyes, so profound and savoringly bitter, that I had to remind myself to ingest them slowly. But the way they’d…

Someone

I want someone who knows not of heartache’s toll A specimen bred from unspoiled radiance Of whom cannot give credence to the shadows That bore shelter to a creature like me   I want someone produced from innocence A fine soul crafted from the purest sand And from that silk-like substance Exists inexplicably to the…

Remember

I need you. More than I ever have before. Your bright eyes. Your hysterical laugh. Your wild white hair. My hand enclosed in yours. It was all the comfort I ever needed. Do you remember? I used to run across that green lawn like it was the entire world in one place. I’d get scratched…

The Nature of Change

Her steps turned to strides the moment her beige booties clapped against the cobbled road. Even her eyes shimmered––like pools of earl-gray brewing under the sun––before the marvelous sights that towered above her. She ducked under a branch stippled with cranberries and ascended the stone steps of the library just beyond. In an untouched corner,…

The New Beginning

At first, it was a delicate blossom swaddled in pastel words and showered in the rays of experiences just beginning. But there comes a time when the petals must splay and the truth of heartbreak, of passion and love, lick the leaves with tendrils of a flame only rising. The heat is impossible, the drought…

Ocean

I was in my seventh year of living, approaching the shore despite the brisk air and harshness of the lapping waves. I’d forgotten how to swim some years prior, but that fact never halted me from breathing in the beauty of the wild waters. The sky was bathed in clouds, like a bubblebath with too…

Passion in Paris

They sit with their backs against the spotless glass, bordering the cafés as if they’ve become one with the translucent substance as they sit. Though, they are not like reflections, but rather the beings who stare at the glass to see through. And even with their bodies benched outside, they watch everyday life as if…