Too Much

My lipstick can never be too bold nor my skirt too shortMy walk can never be too slutty nor my smiles too flirtyThe hour can never be too late nor my signals too forward Your eyes can always be too prying and your hands too closeYour thoughts can always be too dirty and your actions…

Time To Reflect

It was a Saturday evening, much like any other weekend. The music was loud, booze was high and my heels ached. I secluded into a corner with a drink in my hand and no thoughts on my mind. Out of nowhere he patted on my shoulder and asked, “Is this the hour of self reflection…

A Letter From Her Man

To my future wife’s best friend, I have not seen you together but I know you share a strong bond. I have heard about your inside jokes and sleepover scoop. You might not connect with each other every day but you will be there for each other even at 4 am (if you are able…

A Reader’s Torment

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” -James Baldwin

An Incomplete Puzzle

Life is a puzzle I’ve heard, we all solve it before our breaths fall short. But what if we don’t have all the pieces to this puzzle?

Hopes Of Sunshine

To the woman who is finding her sunshine, I see you at night looking up at the starless sky and shed a tear for every hope you lose. I know you are surrounded with dark clouds every night. I see you turning off the lights in your room only to count the hours ticking away…

Full Circle

I have been running for days, weeks and months. Not stopping for a moment and today I’ve reached where I belong. The night time sky looking upon me as if reminding me of the dark patches I saw in this journey. But it is all behind me now, the journey to reach this point is…

Trapped In A Box

I wake up feeling suffocated, like someone is choking me with a pillow. I slowly open my eyes and all I see is dark. I try to move but my movement is constricted. I wiggle to make room but I bang my feet on a hard board. My breathing is labored and I can see…

The Evil In Me

You want the girl who smells as a daisy but I am not a flower you can pluck. I am a woman who has roughened up with the wild. You want the girl who spins sugar with her words but I am not a candy who melts sweetness in you. I am a woman who…

A Free Flight

I see in you the desire to fly highFly high up in the air and conquerConquer the vast expanse of skySky where you belong and liveLive to be free from the groundThe ground that pulls you backBack you want to returnReturn to the roots that you once had I see in you the desire to…

An Empty World

I see immense light radiating from a ball. I pick it up, it’s heavy and blue. I am dazzled by its light, my eyes unable to take it. I blink heavily to adjust to this luminous sphere. My hands start shaking as I realize this azure ball is the world. I can feel this incandescent…

In Search Of Light

There is light at the end of this tunnel that has long since been drowned. So what if I have to float to get to the other end? The light never dims… it still shows me the path. So what if I have to hold a lamp to guide me even during the day? The…