I took your heart and made it mine
We intertwined our souls so we could connect on a soul level
You are my pride n joy
Lover of my heart
Art in form of a woman
Picasso wishes he had painted
Your presence fills me with joy
And my eyes light up every time I see you
As long as you loves me
Life will be worth living
© Katli Mathobela 2017
Here is my rib have it and hold it
Close by the bench on the river way
Embrace it in your silenced thoughts
Revolve with it in your wonders
Your wanderings beautifully stroked
A murder mesmerising my insides
An exquisite calm seed contemplating
A leap to a spring, the oozing elixir
Drink the portion of life and inspiration
Ohh ....your lips, they drool with honey
Your mouth sealed on our magical kiss
My all on yours, my waves voyaging
The trajectory of longevity, away and near
Within the casted redemption of heroes
A halo, an awe standing in brilliant beauty
If I ever forget to be afraid,
please break all my windows
and leave me behind,
in joyful sadness.
There’s no time
to plan our future!
the past really keeps us busy.
Roll my head in duct tape and
take me to the natural park of your rib.
YOU gotta invent me now.
I think it’s only fair!
Just return the bible favor and let’s get it over with.
There’s no time to change our minds –
everything’s happenin’ so fast
and we fall in love with ourselves so damn slow.
I wanna run.
It seems that no one knows what they want,
Night becomes day and day becomes a monkey.
There’s nothing here for us anymore.
We used science to invent God and
God to invent hope
and even more science to fight God and
more gods to fuck people's brains
and then more science and prayers and
miracles don’t exist anymore!
They’re only wars and
people running from people.
One might think that we just
don’t know what we want.
Tame my wild heart,
this violent beast
beating through me.
Encaged in my ribs,
it threatens to beat
right out of me.
I stopped living
in my dreams,
the day that I woke up,
but my wild heart
raced away the
And left me
with a whole
in my ribcage,
were the notorious
I'd be a butterfly,
For Heaven's sake.
The kind that Noah forgot to take.
But still survived The Flood...
In your eyes.
I'd build a boat.
Out of your ribcage,
To set the birds free.
You heard me!
I got birds inside me.
What I have to say,
comes from the rip chord
of my razor blades.
Waiting my whole life
for that rubber band
to snap back.
Thank God for my destruction.
Thank God for my ruble.
grow out of the sides
of stone cold mountains.
That have been blown up
by the rough hands
of people mining for gold.
And people set forest fires
To get rid of the dead stuff.
So new things can grow.
I pick the plants.
Just to see how much dead stuff
I can accumulate,
before I set myself on fire.
And when I do,
I swear to God.
I'll be an empty notebook.
So you can cover me with lines.
The good kind.
That come from your pencil.
Cause we don't have to roll up
to see the moon, anymore.
There was a canary in my rib cage.
Golden, splendorous feathers
crested from its chest and wings.
It sang, "I'll soar! I'll soar!"
T'would often fly away
to enjoy the fair weather,
enjoying the warmth the sun brings.
Something lovely to adore.
Though, on one fine day,
it flew too close to the Nether--
home to such horrid things.
For my canary, what lay in store?
Under black skies, its golden rays
found hellions at the end of their tethers.
Amongst them, came a crow, beckoning,
"Canary--come here, I implore!"
So, my canary flew its way,
eager to see thing thing never
before seen, so welcoming!
Another bird, it had never seen before!
"Hello, friend--how are you today?"
Asked my canary, to the maligned member.
*"I won't lie. I'm a tad unhinged.
Won't you show me your home's door?"
"Yes! From this place we'll stray!
I hope its traces you won't remember.
Let this Hell no longer infringe!"*
Ti my rib cage went to scour.
They found its cage before late,
but when the crow saw such splendor,
it made shedding its persona a cinch.
My canary was pecked to death before an hour.
So now, there's a crow in my rib cage.
The Hell in its soul makes me tremble,
its tactless talons make me flinch,
and my canary it devours.
What pain can a death bring?
I'm not talking about life
Or those petty little heartbeats.
But rather when some one leaves us.
Breaks our trust and betrays us.
Shatters faith. Destroys heart strings.
Is it enough to bother?
I am smothered.
I am dying a death, supernatural.
I'm drowning in self doubt.
I'm choking on ashes.
If anger is a demon then hatred is another.
They tear at my rib cage. Shredding my insides.
They rip out my heart, replace it with nothing.
I am nothing.
And nothing is I.