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Escape

“My words have escaped”I whisper to the empty box they bursted openedAt firstI feared they would choketo their first taste of airBut they didn’tI closed my eyesand sighed in reliefThen I stayed silentJust so I could hear them echoJust so I could hold them in my armsJust so I could hear them breatheThey couldn’t standthe…

Ideology eyes

You are not born with ideology But you will only die without it If you don’t live at all I was born with a nose too small Glasses dangle there for a little And eventually fall off I guess I thought the same would happen To ideology glasses But I was wrong Because they are…

Ticking clock

The clock ticks “What makes a poem a poem?” I asked myself as I brushed my teeth I am so overwhelmed My eyes weight heavy There is nothing I would rather do now than go to sleep But I am here The clock ticks As I drown in questions I can’t answer Poetry to me…

Natural language

“Language is natural”, they say As if there isn’t a few drops of blood on every line I write As if my poems were created out of thin air not early mornings not sleepless nights As if I have never cried over the mediocrity of my work “Language is natural”, they tell me And suddenly…