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  Early morning soldiers station at the city centre Battle supplies pass hand to hand Helmets, shields, bandages, sustenance An organised appeal; supplication for reason   We are declaring war And we won’t back down   Every road to the council Are riddled with blockades and stops Warriors prepare audacious words of resistance Packs of…

Withdrawal Symptoms

You made me believe you loved me And I wore it like a bandanna Right across my forehead, exposing my heart And told you I loved you too.   The times I see you were few and far between Reminding me of the things we haven’t been through Distance makes the heart fonder, they say,…

All that begins with L

You take hold of one letter And make claim to all words That begin with it, single-handedly Making them reality in my world.   Lucky, to make me think myself Fortunate to have met you And make bearable the weight of Living.   Laudable, excellent in every way, From friend to Lover, student to colleague,…

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…

the wrong one

after all this time after everything or because of everything i just can’t believe i am the kind of person who deserves to be loved whenever i see someone i would like to call my own i worry they will find their true love before i can convince them to love me i worry they…

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…