I’m Not Sleeping Alone In My Bed Tonight

I’m Not Sleeping Alone In My Bed Tonight When you left I was broken Chanting prayers in a closet where I’d made a shrine for the love of you For the love of us. What?! I didn’t even recognize who I had become I really thought we were meant to be Forever and a day – my boo and me. At first, I could […]

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Netflix and Chill

Netflix and Chill I called you I got voicemail More than once I tried Already knew what you’d say though “Sorry boo, my battery died.” I was hoping to talk to you I’m always hoping for that Just wanted to catch a vibe Shoot the breeze, no real questions But your battery died Like it did that time When I didn’t hear back Countless […]

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I Love Being a Woman

I Love Being a Woman I love being a woman… My thoughts today as I put my make up on… I love how my eyebrows frame my eyes And how gorgeous they are when I do the “fill in” thing I learned on YouTube Even though my cousin said it looks more like “YouTry” She’s a riot I swear. No Sister, Gurl, Cousin, Friend […]

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I Have a Way with Words She Said

I Have a Way with Words She Said I have a way with words she said… I can take one liners and multiply them inside your head, I add, subtract, divide them… Turn them into horses and I ride them. I play with fire when I use them. Make them dance, On broken glass, I twist them, And I turn them, Sometimes I straight […]

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Voiceless

Voiceless I watched as she sat with silence She hardly uttered a word and when she did it was softly spoken Her hands were clasped and her head mostly hung down or stared off into nothingness Very seldom did her eyes meet his Her demeanor did not represent humility – it spoke of fear Her behaviour was learnt Z E R O voice. She […]

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Boy Bye!

I don’t know what makes me care so much that I lose myself That they become more important than me That they become priority over all things That I would be so willing to release my power FOR. WHAT. REASON? I don’t know what makes me care so much that I can’t sleep at night That their word becomes THE word That their approval is […]

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