Milkshake

In the stillness of the night It’s the steady thump of your heart Keeping me tethered To this smoke hazy room, A lacklustre altar of unholy vows. And yet they’re sacred to me, Because our union means it matters In whatever microscopic way, And the void in my heart doesn’t feel so dark. Yet I…

Letter to My Former Lover

I’m not the bird in the cage, Always flying, flying, flying, My feathers burned right off, And yet I keep going higher, Determination stronger than gravity, I’ll never be a goddess but I can try, Because I refuse to be mortal. My blood isn’t sugar or spice, And I’m not the least bit nice, My…

Recurring Nightmare/Fantasy

I breathe the memories in like smoke, Soothing an addiction I didn’t know I had, And I know that this is a trap, one that I set for myself, I don’t know if it’s borne by masochism or fear, My heart tells me it’s love, but I’m not fooled, You can’t miss something you never…

Shiny Things

Shiny things. Sparkles and glitter and gold, Lust so fierce my blood is boiling, I’m in our island of origin and all I want is an apple, But we’re all students of Darwin, survival of the fittest, The first one there gets the sweetest sin; This was never the land of opportunity. But it’s okay,…

The Saddest Poem I’ll Ever Write

“I search for a word, the word, one word.”   I looked back, I’m sorry, at all those old love poems To listen to how they made your heart strike. I imagined what it was like when I first gave you that poem-   Now I don’t feel right reading between the lines for a…