Love Much

Scream

I’m being torn apart By  internal collisions  Conflicts of constructs Messing with my head Things I should do Against what I need Words left unsaid Screaming out inside Wanting to reach out Or protecting myself Knowing what I feel While questioning all Holding it together While falling apart My insides are messy My head hates…

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Music is love

A soloist begins a journey The simple sweet melody Standing alone Another  voice rises beneath Creating a harmony Voices in tune Improvising together, the duet Performs in celebration Music is love

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Digital window

In the early morning hours, The faint glow returns, Shining on my face Where I lie.  Looking out onto the world, My eyes take it all in, Seeing where I am From my room. If I need to escape the confines, I can just lean across, Throwing it open For fresh air.

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Faking it

I will unpack my mask from its dark hiding place  And don its pretence of a bright smiling face  I will dust off my words that claim its ok Like I’m having the time of my life everyday I will shake off my blues so I won’t bring you down And be this person you…

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Whirlwind

In the corridors of my mind, Memories and daydreams mingling Creating a wild flurry of light The burning taste of possession Coursing through my bones Shattering my porcelain heart  

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Slipping, sliding

The hole is dug, I’m on the slope Sliding deeper Everyday No ladder to climb No helping hand No rescuer On the way Silence surrounds Noone to hear No longer matters What they say  Crying alone In the dark Brightness, light A world away

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Afraid

Reminiscent While waiting Looking behind At an intruder Summarily cut A returnee? A repeater? A stranger? No way to know Till tomorrow

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Reprise

Touching Fingers roam Hands clasped Breathing Communal air Faces pressed Pressing Bodies close Legs entangled

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In Search Of Stillness

Be still My feet itching to move Wanting to go in your direction Be still My legs tingling, shifting Wanting to leave this point Be still My hips trembling in place Wanting to sync, move in time Be still My waist tightening  in fear Wanting to be held and touched Be still My hands clenching…

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Asymmetry

One arm held behind my back The other in an familiar embrace  A tiny physical dissonance   Reflecting the secret in my face One foot steady on the ground Its mate just starting to tip A betrayal in an uneven gait Supporting an internal flip One breath taken to calm thoughts Lets in the heady…

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Banned!

Having avoiding commenting personally on the recent move to ban explicit lyrics on public media (though I do think it’s about time), I have written a summary piece on the Jamaican blogosphere’s reactions for Global Voices.

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At Peace

Surrounded by grains of eternity Telling their story, our story The silent stillness within Washed by the quiet waves A perfect ceiling unmarked By passing cumulations Warmth spreading throughout Connecting earth to sky to soul

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Elsewhen

A step back To another time Or into an unknown future Exploring traces Of a personal history  Creating possible Paths to somewhere Magic and science Mingle in minds Realistic daydreams Confuse the awake Faded memories Washed out Journeys through time

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Fine

A mumbled reply Though the asker Has moved on Says nothing but Could mean anything Positive barely Really just passive Without thought Afraid to say That we really Are not

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