Poetry

The Hostel Dweller

The hostel dweller climbs up and down creaky staircases and bedsDrinks instant coffeeAnd watches people come and go The hostel dweller sleeps in a room with people from all over the world but doesn’t bother to ask where are they from anymore  The hostel dweller is used to shower flip flops and travel sized everythingincluding connections The hostel dweller doesn’t know when they’ll be back and doesn’t…

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Poetry

Fear

A little while ago I told fear to go fuck itself I put my feet up I felt wonderful This tiny parasitic emotion Paralyzing me Controlling me Creates havoc in my soul But fear is just a monster that we create It feeds on the powers that we give it We are the ones who hand it weapons We tell it…

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Life, Poetry

My Eyes

My eyes disappear when they smile Like the crescent moon They tell the truth When my words refuse They are dark brown Like the skin of the orphans I danced with Like the muddy river of the Turkwel that I swam in They are shiny Like the glare on the windows of my plane Where the sun rises on my right…

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Life, Poetry

The Rain on Canal

The rain on Canal is putting me in a chokehold It makes the cabs look like beams of light I lost my umbrella again somewhere on 16th and 9th The icy cold rain pounding on me My black dress dragging heavier with each step I shiver and walk past the men of the ivory coast They open their mouths to…

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Life, Poetry

Descend

When I’m on the road I become friends with the unknown I make peace with restlessness When I’m on the road I pretend time doesn’t exist Until I realize it’s time to descend