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WOLF

August 9, 2019

They say I have no money to buy clothes That is why I creep upon sheep at night To tear off their innocent skin From ears to paws I walk around the streets Like a scholarsheep priding in another’s sweat. Do not ask me if I deserve it, Because it takes outstanding skills To shred […]

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Love and Fear

August 8, 2019

They say love is comforting But I swear it has me scared to death You tell me you’re stressed I hear you’re completely fatigued You tell me you’re hungry I hear you’ve been starving for days You tell me you’re cold I hear you’re stuck in a blizzard You complain about the heat And I […]

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Peacock

August 2, 2019

You beat your chest all the time, Inflicting pains to your innocent heart, Now it wails like a hungry toddler whose mother voyaged away with all the milk. You beat your chest all the time, And crowned yourself a demigod, screaming of your enviable talents And blinding ears with the dust of lies. You beat […]

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Tears

August 1, 2019

I promised I’d let myself cry whenever I needed to and it took this decision to help me realize Tears aren’t enough Growing up, I cried a lot from pain, more emotional than physical I always cried. This might’ve been okay, maybe but I’m a boy and I’ve come to learn that it is never […]

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When there isn’t me, there’s no us.

July 30, 2019

Have you noticed? When I don’t talk,There’s silence between us. When I don’t call,There’s distance. When I don’t text,We run out of words. Have you noticed? When I don’t askThere’s no openness. When I don’t show affectionNone of us cares. When I don’t prayThere’s no amen. Darling, have you noticed?That I’m the one dating us.

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How To Break a Heart

July 26, 2019

I have heard of broken hearts But I’ve never seen their smashed pieces littered on marble floors. I have heard of broken hearts But they still seem to beat and pump blood into veins. I have heard of broken hearts How come they pull themselves together to love again? To tear a heart apart Take […]

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Drowning

July 25, 2019

I can’t swim so I know to stay away from pools and rivers or if ever I decide to venture I wet my feet first (don’t judge) slowly sink in by the edge have something floatable around me all this while ensuring I’m in the gaze of the lifeguard Life is a river I was […]

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