Beneath the skin Beneath the lips of my scrawny skin lies a song from dark pores Beneath bridges alone except calm waters Above bridges with wreaths and tired feet stuttering songs mourn a wrath for salt Beyond my skin is peace and a life after death. Sweat Open your lips to songs of old scraggly … Continue reading Requiem For Death Sweats
DIE IN A SONG, LIVE IN A POEM I. After he was held- and judged; They set him ablaze. I watched As the juice of his skin Lost its valor to the heat. I saw songs die on his lips I saw hope hum a sorrowful dirge- in the fire. * After they had turned … Continue reading Die In A Song, Live In A Poem
When I took that picture The camera man in their nature Said things to tease Like say, “che-a-se” Perhaps I did to please him To add to his professional hymn And just because I died yesterday That was the obituary in display I thank God that I died Indeed, I thank God that … Continue reading Because I died!
BOOK 1 ‘THEY SAY EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON’ 1 It was ten minutes after midnight when I heard the loud wail. The piercing scream that tore the peace of the night to fragments. It was not a far away wail like the ones I had heard from Effiong’s house, only two … Continue reading ‘Did I?’
Death, death the nauseating thought of it, keeps people unseen dreams locked away forever, and people inventions away from the present world, Death, death, Grief enveloping the clouds around, streams of tears remembering time never to be seen again, people never to greet again, places never to go again. Death, death continuing to torture at … Continue reading Death Around Us Death Around Us