DREAMS

I hold back like
a sling fearing to let go
fearing for how
far I may go
how high I may fly
or how hard
I may crash.

REFUGE

What do you do when
the battle gets harder
when one fire lights another
and no place is safe to rest
no peace can be sort.

Where do you draw the energy
to keep fighting
when your strength is spent
and you are dying inside.

What do you do when your
eyes won’t stop streaming
when the troubles
won’t stop coming.
-KayoLogun

Woman

She spread her legs and
Fire fell from the sky
So they bowed before her
As she birth
A star.

KayoLogun

Vetted

Your mouth bleeds
Lies
Like a rotten wound
And I lick it all
like a lost dog.
That is what we’ve
Always been.
Now I have been to the Vet
And I am done
With you.
-KayoLogun

Thorns

There are days when the walls closes in
when the air gets too hot for my lungs
when my eyes burns and leak sulphur
when my stomach falls and fold in lead.
These are the days your memories bring.

Choices

My heart soars
my heart bleeds
my heart dances
all for the fear of
What path lies
ahead.

I am fireworks.

The Lady Cat

She walked into the room like a wet cat
All wrapped in a black coat that
Seemed to suck in the light.
Her steps were ice-cream soft
as if they were afraid to be too
loud, afraid of sight.
Her neck darted around under a pink scarf
Afraid she might find what she seeked
Afraid she might find it too soon,
Afraid of sight.
Her hands held the metro a prisoner
Feeding it with the warmth of her
armpit.  She skipped out of the room.
Afraid she might be leaving too soon.
She blessed us with emptiness in her eyes
As she surrendered to the darkness of the night
Afraid she might be seen no more
Afraid of sight.