Saturday, April 21, 2018

one arrives, one departs

On the gateway,
in the same hour, like swallows my friends
one arrives, one departs from my hands.

Friday, April 20, 2018

a man, a bird, a sky

I pin myself to the wrong kind of love
a bird that flutters away
when I walk the same patch of ground

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Advised by the wrong weather

Shock the audience with the lyrics
said the musician 
with an unfinished song. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

the speed of lightning

You don't return emails
yet I am aware,
you are gravitating towards me
with the speed of lightning

Warplanes

I sleep to the sound of a warplane
hovering in the sky above me,
can the loved ones I lost pull it by the wings?

Empathy

Tattooed on her shoulder
empathy:
the wave of sadness she feels, on behalf of other people

Language on a crutch

I have severed the tongue in me, left it to wander for years
my native language limps onward
it walks by me on a crutch