Working class zero

They ostracized you before you were born, deemed you a thorny weed in the wasteland, untouchable, unhealthy and unclean, the crows cawed, and the crickets chirped when you first breathed, no Instagram pictures or Facebook status updates announced your arrival, all you knew was the bitter cold in a ramshackle hut, and a mother’s pain…

Look without

Introspection is like playing the same song on repeat, after a while, it grows stale, but you keep at it, hoping for an epiphany or cry of triumph, the old sage will say, “Look within to find the light,” and the new age prophet will say, “You must approach a thought from various hallways: some…

Apathetic

I’m so tired of pining over someone who’s not here, thinking dreaming will help her materialize and waltz right up to me when I’m ambling down the sidewalk, the stars don’t align in the right places and there aren’t ‘precious’ moments in life, I’ve gradually lost the will to hope for a life better than…

Euphoria

Your arm lightly circles me And leaves half of my side tingling. Your warm touch spreading like wildfire It lingers, lingers after you are long gone.   An infection I can’t fight, An addiction I can’t deny, You pull me in and I’m caught, like A fish on a line.   I hold my breath…

The lies I tell myself

I’m a damaged broken husk of myself robotic in my movements most unremembered except the ones that torture an intrusive stain that grows ever larger as I test my fate I can’t get out of bed I’m a fatal disaster if I move it will prove I can make my life better instead I’ll pull…

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…

Lost and Found

Dropping bread crumbs Under the canopy of this dark forest, Hoping someone will find me But only the snakes follow, Piercing me with poisonous thoughts And fangs that leave incurable scars. What if no one’s looking? What if no one cares? My desperation reaches new heights, The bread starts dripping with my blood And the…