It was ultimately for naught,

my face tattooed by bird-shot,

an undeniable blanket of doom,

an indefinable pain in the womb,

It was the robbery of things,

my things; weaseled away from me,

stolen from me in my deepest sleep,

secretly spilling the oaths that I keep,

crumbling away the loosened layers,

that block the pathway to my nightmares,

it was the ending of good things,

the increase of physical pain,

our thing just began surely fade,

beyond the recognizable state,

things agreed to in former times,

come back around to materialize,

smacked with back of an outstretched palm,

that threw a desperately driven smoke bomb,

the palm that bears the dead to the tomb,

the palm of the hand you refused to hold onto.

Teela’s Twilight.

A poem inspired by, and written for my much celebrated commadre, Teela <3


Elusive is Freedom,

its metallic ring,

in another’s ear,

not here,

not mine,

A distant sky,

ever cradling,

stars and sunlight,

together twinkling,

a true fire-fight,

before the day’s final light.