Fragments: A Poem

Lifeless moths enter your mind and camouflage into the mesh of fireworks erupting inside of it. They think if they try hard enough, they can become a part of you. And you suffer day after day feeling something not being right, But you don’t know why those sparks in your head no longer lend you…

Mad’ouk: A Poem

I am made with the fibers of my ancestors’ blood, Raised beside the ammunition of unsullied love, I am a ferocious wind which dispels into other ferocious winds, I am your shadow and someone else’s tomorrow, I am fragile and I am fragility’s antithesis, The weapons you keep in the hidden shelves of your closets…

Delirium: A Poem

I’ve got a room full of Polaroids And not one of you. I clicked strangers cloaked in smiles, Jesters inverted in time, I captured two swallows drifting by And a sunset in Hawaii. You showed me dancing is better with the lights off, Chasing cars is more sublime than chasing unicorns, That the sun’s always…

Worth: A Poem

Now that I’m leaving, Will you tell me why you loved me? All I saw were my faults under the sun But you only saw me in the shadow Of the moonlit sky. Did I look beautiful, Or had your eyes been deceived? Was I even worth it? Now that I’m caving in, My walls…

Stardust and Metaphors: A Poem

I was seven when I got eyeglasses and people decided that I was officially a nerd, It wasn’t unusual then that I got used to seeing the world a definite way – In every corner of every country my eyes caught hold of the broken and the damned. Why was it hard for people then…

Running Wild: A Poem

My feral imagination wove tales of sensational places yet to be explored So I pinned the world over my blatant wall and vowed for adventure. Across miniscule silhouettes of hues My faith dangled me above terrains of floundering natures. Beauty at my behest and my ache in the alias of resilience, I embraced the clarity…

The Aftermath of Truly Living: A Poem

Surely he must also have his demons, Writings on the wall which only he can see. Don’t we all? Then why is his smile so bright Even when he sits alone among a crowd of people he loves. Or does a part of him tremble too Fearing what heartache tomorrow could bring.

Crescendo: A Poem

Sometimes I let the night make me its prisoner But I wake up to lightless mornings every day. The misty veil of scorned musings and popped pills Smothers the will to make it to yesterday. Catapults of dangerous convictions cross swords within my psyche, Ambitions dotted in calendar boxes become inhabitants of the burnt out…

Dark Corners

There is nothing fleeting about darkness. Almost like dragging a boulder hooked up to a chain wrapped around your shoulders. For a moment, you stop feeling the weight of the world looming behind you. But before you know it, you’re choking on a burden you can’t quite shed. It is a terrible and intense ache….

Ignite: A Poem

It is the human condition to conceal the darkness in an even darker world. In hushed whispers I hear about a faraway relative drifting to a place I can’t yet go, Muffled reporters claiming hesitant estimates of the perished, Stark silence when I enter the room, And then a timid request for the ketchup.  …

No Return To Innocence

She never realized it was possible to lose herself within her soul. That every laughter she pronounced would resonate as distant thunder years later. That the tears she’d never shed would become whirlpools of retribution. She never comprehended the magnitude of the power fueling her emptiness. Never forgot to smile and wave. To voice her…

Kingdom Come: A Poem

Many a nights I laid awake, dreaming, with my eyes wide open, how that treacherous Death seemed so appealing in the face of a world full of ashes.   Blink, in the blink of my sleepless night, I saw an entire world go mad, The world of my beautiful fantasies. Just like one of many…