Afiqah 4d

sometimes
it’s hard to quit being the villain
in our own stories
we dream of a language
whose words are like fists,
we turn the color of smoke
and petition the dark for tokens of peace
yet it’s always the orphan within us
that roots for a little spark from the devil
each time
we’re held most at gunpoint

-a.

Afiqah 7d

stay with love,
write away with love,
get mad, get messy
but remember
to breathe again with love
it may hurt to become
but please, let love stay
for you are only yours
before anyone’s

-a.

Afiqah Dec 7

it is fragile
these lives we live
but we’re always a step closer
to many of life’s greatest tokens
and that is when
we learn to see how our scars
haunts the brave

-a.

Afiqah Dec 5

and the days began to walk,
a part of you, somehow
I still let stay
I still happen to have you here,
this far
and for some reason,
love learned
yet it continues to echo euphoniously
alongside your name

-a.

Afiqah Dec 1

the damnest part
of it all
was how wicked
the truth had to fall tragically
and we’re left to learn
to carry life’s sting
conditioning our souls to quit holding on
to the devilish thread

-a.

Afiqah Nov 30

we were told to paint
our walls white with lies
so in every day,
we crash among
these wicked, twisted oddities and
get drunk in tender places
we ought to simply only
keep them in soft, quiet stares

-a.

Afiqah Nov 26

you romanticized
the hell out of my flawed skin
in between
cigarette-stained kisses
then gently made me wear love
with forevers alongside your name
many nights after

-a.

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