South africa    1985 -    
Word baker/Trouble maker
Word baker/Trouble maker
Jim Baker
Jim Baker
Jan 12

Love potions before their time
Twelve gold teeth soaked in lime
Eye of newt, and toe of frog
Devils dance at every chime

Candle wax on cheap moquette
Thirteen chicken feet for regret
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog
Ink on skin to make me forget

Ill mind, brimstone and hate
Eleven broken hearts on slate
Adder's fork, blind-worm's sting
Cursed by this cruel, cruel fate

Love like ghosts, forked tongue tie
Thirty hexes to say my goodbye
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing
Don't leave, I'll never know why

Sometimes I think it would be better to forget you, forget what love feels like. But I can never do that. You've stolen a piece of me I can never get back.. and I wouldn't want anyone else to have it. I love you so fucking much, and I don't want to ever say goodbye to you.
Also.. this is probably a spell, so would not recommend reading it 3 times out loud in a mirror, and the numbers add up to 66 because I want to see you naked again.
#love   #poem   #poetry   #life   #lost   #iloveyou   #forget   #remember   #curse  
Jim Baker
Jim Baker
Dec 27, 2016

He loves you in that hidden space
Quiet between sea crabs
And stars, drift wood
Outlines your porcelain face

The rips in your faded jeans
Spanish frills on the top
Smiling eyes and cigarettes
Director to my cut scenes

He sees you're freezing cold
But burns on the sand
Does his melting hand reach
that heart broken gold?

He yearns in the morning break
Through nettles and wind
Constant thoughts of sin
Black burning eyes, fiery lake

He knows you need little
You make it seem easy
Yet he claws at your neck
Clay tiger baked brittle

He misses your hands much,
Your glass voice and ideas
His heart belongs to you
With apples and touch

Not sure if the silence is intentional, maybe you need it, but I need you to know that I love you, and I miss you. when you're cold just know I'm thinking of you, and I'm waiting for you to get back.
#love   #poem   #poetry   #life   #iloveyou  
Jim Baker
Jim Baker
Dec 7, 2016

If i could say
You look lovely today

If i could touch
no pushing away

If i could see
what I’ve done to me

if i could just
be simple be free

all i want is to tell you, in person, that i love you. Im getting back into losing my mind in my work, which is probably a good thing. But i want you to know that i miss you more every day, and that no one can take your place in my heart.
#love   #poetry   #life   #iloveyou  
Jim Baker
Jim Baker
Dec 7, 2016

Maybe she’s right,
lost and lonely i suppose
she wanders the
world and thats how it goes

Maybe he’s right,
too lost in his silly ways
dead to the time
that eats at his days

Maybe they’re right,
exposed and unrefined
but this cold has
left him bitter, unkind

She reads his thoughts,
gets straight to the chase,
he bleeds but tires
of this lackluster place


Maybe she’s wrong,
make it all disappear
hide behind that smile
he holds so dear.

Maybe he’s wrong,
built back to a chill
from where he had come
kill it with craft, kill it with skill.

Maybe they’re wrong,
silent sighs, stern frowns
god forgive them for
letting it all burn down.

"How could I have known
You were the one for me?
How could I have known
You were the air I breathe
If I don't believe in love?"
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Jim Baker
Jim Baker
Nov 28, 2016

You taste yourself in
My midnight  car
I don't think you know
how lucky you are

I ask for a mouthful
I need that to know
Cinnamon and sugar
That concupiscent glow

Those cherries do remind me, as lame as it is
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Jim Baker
Jim Baker
Oct 13, 2016

Dear sue

This place is beautiful, and I can picture you sitting on this ledge with me. Hair all over the show, big smile on your face.. sunglasses on. I wish I could travel with you, or I'd rather say: I can't wait to travel with you. You're the only person I can talk to without saying a word. Just moving around the earth with you. I picture us in every old ass couple I see here, happy wrinkled travelers just doing their thing. It's so fucking hot here.

I think I'm supposed to declare my undying love to you in these messages, make it all romantic for some fisherman dude to pick it up, probably not able to read English, and chuck it in the bin.. but I suppose it's the thought that counts right? I've been drinking in the sun, come do it with me.

I miss you the most, and I love you okay?
PS: this place has got all the spots for sexy sea time, so we will just have to come here some day

Message I left you in santorini
Jim Baker
Jim Baker
Oct 13, 2016

Dear sue
Where should I put this heart? Where do I go from here? I'm scared of little, but fear so much when it comes to this. Confidence can only take me that far. Soon I will be old, bald, fat and wrinkled. Will you still show me the same smile? The same touch? Or will it disappear? will you remember me when you leave? Will it tear your heart in two when you do? Im never going to stop loving you, my muse, my lover, my soul mate. I'm scared of little, but fear so much.

Maybe you don't care what I look like, or perhaps I've changed you in a way you cannot forget. Much like the tattoos on our bodies. I don't know, I don't fear what I will lose now, it's what I'll lose tomorrow. I don't want to lose you, sure.. you're going, but I don't see that as losing you. I see it as a timer, some giant fucking clock in my head ticking. I will see you again, but maybe it's too late? I'm always questioning everything because I feel I have to. Because this might not even exist, maybe it's all in my head.

I leave this message here for you because this is where I thought of you the most. What are you doing, where are you? Do you miss me like I miss you? I don't know how to write the feelings I have for you, these are things I can only show you. I love you, I'm in love with you, and I'm not going to let go.

Message I left you in kusadasi
 
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