The Lie They Told

The Lie They Told

I was told you were a traitOwned by an immortalGiven to jealousy & rage From the beginningYou were black and shadedDark ink, ominous skies You were hopeWith pending doomJust a narrow escape I was told you were free-For a price Unconditional-Depending on me...
The Drug of Religion

The Drug of Religion

I’ll hold this coinTill it cuts my palm I’ll say the wordsTill they’re branded on my skin I’ll recite the prayerTill my mouth cracks and bleeds I’ll take the stepsTill there’s none of me left Wake up. This is no ordinary prisonNo ordinary rehab center The wallpaper is...
Hell is Now

Hell is Now

In her storyFear is gospelYour death, the summit Your wishesDreams, desiresNothing but pitfalls HappinessJust an idolSelf love, wrong Your heart, boundBody, shamedYour voice, silenced In her story-There is no you. Nothing.Nobody.Worthless. You know-You feel itPrison...
The Color of a Bird

The Color of a Bird

I was contrivedWith a robust palateA rainbow psycheAnd contempt for castles Their wallsAnd barricadesDank airAnd yearly galas All masks and costumesA charade, a play What could they know of color-In a world of gray? They try to name it “this”Label it “that”Contain it...