Simoné Feb 21
It took me seven years
to realise
the words in my mind
were too deep for
my mouth to dig up
I thought it was easier
to open my skin
and let the truth
pour down my arms

It took me seven years
to realise
nobody should be allowed
to touch parts
of your home
or hold pieces  
of your heart
that you don't yet understand

It took me seven years
to realise
I will wear these scars
I'll carry them
through every smile
every kiss
every concerned gaze
I'll carry them
to my grave

It took me seven years
to realise
the pain carved
into the walls
of my castle
etchings of
attempting to disappear
are not a story of weakness
but a tale of
how I survived
Simoné Feb 12
Liquor breath
eyes laced with tiny red canals
flowing remnants of life
within an otherwise
hollow shell

Empty mind
with an overflowing heart
dripping all over my lap
whispering secrets
down my spine

Soft skin
hands with rough intentions
grabbing at my words
smothering them to silence
under midnight covers

Aching bones
with quiet touch I tremble
heartbeats turned into echoes  
my soul left stained amongst
abandoned sheets
(There’s a first time for every thing)
Simoné Jan 23
I was never taught love
I forged a map
through seven layers of skin
trying to discover it
for myself
Simoné Jan 21
As I sit
As I think
It's difficult to imagine you
As you are, as you have been
Now belonging in the place I reserve for memories
Trapped amongst fleeting moments of my past
Out of sight, out of reach

As you sit
As you think
I could drown myself in your blue lagoon eyes
Painfully calm on the surface
Ever tumultuous the deeper you dive
Drowning my mind with curiosity
Full of wonder, void of truth

If I sit
If I think
I can almost feel your familiar touch
Hear the echoes of your heart
It's as if I dreamt you up
In the midst of a warm Summer’s day
A timely comfort, lost in space
Simoné Jan 20
Fate sowed our seeds
in different shades of soil
even the rain fell
on our souls at opposing times

The sun bathed one of our minds
while the other shivered under the night sky

And though our hands climbed
among foreign trees
and distant oceans licked
at our wounded knees

Under the same grey cloud
my heart looked to yours

As if they were old friends
discovering how life had been
whilst both were patiently waiting  
to be planted beside one another
Simoné Jan 20
When people walk between us
even for only a moment
along the street
I want to stop them
and ask them how
they can stand in the way of fate

And when people glance
even for only a second
at our smiles passing by  
I want to grab them
and ask them if
they realize they’ve just witnessed
one of the universes finest tricks
Simoné Jan 17
In that package
from across the sea
you sent me the next
chapter of my life
wrapped up with
too much sticky tape
and an express post label

I suppose you
had to give me back
my warmth and
my time
in order to accept
that this truly is
(Thank you)
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