The Love We Give
The Love We Give

Welcoming them to the darkest hole in my heart
Stretched arms with fisted hands
Heart-killer who cares not:
Death is eternal.

We love
Rolling the sweet nothings with tongues
That neither care, nor
Care to care
The lies maim to kill.

We make love
Drinking from unwashed cups
Tounged kisses sucking the air;
Kisses with no love
Only fire to consume our souls to eternal hell,
The love only external.

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Breaking another Heart
Breaking another Heart

I am breaking another heart
and I know it;
She doesn’t know I lie with dilated pupils.
When I tell her to be careful of people whose pupils dilate when they lie
she doesn’t believe my truth

“Come with me.”
She thinks it’s an invitation;
She’ll cry through the lock
round the clock
Wondering why I left.

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She is Afraid of Love
She is Afraid of Love

She is afraid of love     that requires making      when she is licked           and wet Locks click      and the door to her womanhood closes. The pain is a sword,       tears asunder the pleasure She cries her heart and soul       and her brain shuts To

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Maimun
Maimun

She’s behind a wall so high that I couldn’t climb but I’m going to wait outside to see Maimun. She’s my moon and I’m her night time when she comes out and lets me see beneath her burqa. Maimun takes it off:           her burqa           her shash           her dirac and lets me see

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You Were Mine
You Were Mine

You’re light,           the kind that came in through a crack on the wall. You’re hope,           the kind that hung around when all was gone. I was happy,           the kind that you knew was somewhere deep within,           even though you didn’t feel it then. You’re mine,           the kind that I wasn’t

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Cracked Hearts
Cracked Hearts

The last time I saw Maimun words poured out of me like water squeezed from a sponge. She covered my mouth with hers as if to swallow a terrible curse that would come back to afflict us. “Forget us, forget me,” she said. Upon us was the moment of partying— my heart cracked. “I will

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Mama, I Can’t Take It No More
Mama, I Can’t Take It No More

I used to date a beauty Queen Now I see her in magazines. When the Army came calling           they took away my ragged, faded jeans           and gave me their Army greens,           put me in a barber’s chair           and took away my hair. They took away my school certificates           and put

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Healing
Healing

Hellen, can you hear me I was wondering if we could go out today To share a moment Just the two of us But I ain’t expecting much from you Hellen, can you hear me I’m seating here dreaming about what we used to be When we were in love, and inseparable I’ve forgotten how

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My Heart is not Yours
My Heart is not Yours

No hurt hurts more unless it’s the heart that’s broken you only wish you were wiser when the feelings you had have been trampled   Pain piercing your soul before tears could form the fights that you hoped shall end one day now a mosaic before you. No one stops caring anymore unless their loved

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