'Look up, Pretty lady,
Your gown’s stained, so has your future
For you have cut yourself deep
With values and customs you couldn’t nurture’
Mocked the satirical society hard
Upon every girl that grew up strong
Willed to prove them all wrong
For many a lives laid back
Many a tears seeped through the skin
Until no more did they flow
‘We decide the course of wind
Enough to sail your raft of life
For storms come the path
Of those who drift apart'
A firefly gleaming through the dark,
Flying independently like a spark,
Seen by few,
Hastily it flew,
Scared and terrified,
Began to glide,
Chased by the beast,
For them became the feast,
Caught and ripped into pieces,
The light within ceases,
Because of their harshness,
Gets mixed with darkness.
She's a firefly.
Ink blood drop black eyes
Discovering America on
Women crashing light
Skirting crunch twist screeching on waxed floors
A bevy of legs and the delicate dart
Butting like the end of a gun
Jumping over a wall
hair sticks to forehead
You’re not getting through
Gold helmet arrow
Name blurred in pixel kinetic
Beater arms throw
Missy Elliot and Guns & Roses
Slushed cake sale humid
The tannoy is lairy
You lay down in
A haven and
ink watch tracing the shapes
Of kohl mark stamped wonder
What this will look like when we’re older
And the death of
I've been several months without a woman,
Now I'm not sure if that is a lot,
But I sure would miss it
Even if it were one day
I don't believe we're made to withstand
Not even for a day,
At least we have internet
And old mister purple can rest.
I remember the last time I hated all humans.
I think I've grown wiser now,
Though nothing really changes anyway,
I'm still a fool.
I would be gay if men were difficult like that.
Between her legs
Into disposable wear
Even second hand sanitization
Was considered better condition
So she ducked into the safety of unknown risks
Absorb, if it could
Wear it she would
No space for concerns, no choice
On one hand they say
Empowered today, we women, stay
On the other, stands she, in rural patches of ignorance
The cluster of ice in my glass
looks like a milky fist.
I shake my cup and ask
about the weather.
He says, 'Hasn't rained in
one thousand or so years.'
I say how that's unfortunate;
he says how shit happens.
This party transitions into
something out of an art-house film;
the Cali-tens are dancing to some
80's song you would vaguely recognize.
They bump into one another
like bees in an electric hive.
A Russian drinking a Russian
asks about drugs.
I say into my drink that I
don't have that many friends.
Looking for a bathroom,
I am bumped by hips and lips
into the former eggshell/cigarette stain wall,
where I find my partial reflection
looking back at me in that familiar
transparent parent way.
I find myself apologizing.
Walking down the street in the dark
I'm swaddled in another's arms
Only a month we've been apart
I'm so much happier
Opens the door to the car
He knows just how to make me laugh
I swear that both our smiles were twice as wide as ours
Yeah, my heart's happier. That's true
Ain't nobody hurt me like you hurt me
But ain't nobody knows what I through
Promise that you will not take it personal, baby
That I'm moving on with someone new
I never thought this day would come so soon
My friends will never know the hidden truth
My whole heart was beaten down by you.
Sat on the corner of the room
Everything I loved was lost with you
Nursing my broken heart and telling myself just walk away. It's through.
Ain't nobody hurt me like you hurt me.
But ain't nobody knows what I went through.
I hope that you won't take this personal. Baby I'm moving on with someone new.
My friends told me one day I'd feel it too
I could try to smile to hide the truth
I know I'm so much happier without you
Baby, I'm so much happier. Its true. My hearts just practically brand new. And if you try to come back we're through. Cause I'm better off without you.
The less clothes a woman wears out in public
The less I like
My interest takes a hike
Because I like women who respect themselves
I don't want to get with you to fornicate
I'll give a million signs to indicate
I'm not that kind of man
If you asked to wait until the marriage, that is something I will comply with without question
I'm not going to be with you for your body
Making love has been disgraced
With people using others
I'm not going to be that man
I have a plan
If we're dating
It's not going to be several nights of lust and be romantically devastating
It will be moments to make your life more elating
You are a woman
A being so special
You owe none of us your body or your freedom
Men are not strong creatures in this sense
You are too special to be used
I ponder if I'll ever be good enough for a self-respecting women
She walks down pavement
She makes the government’s infrastructure look like beauty
Her beauty turns away the rules of the snooty conservative government
The constitution loses its soul
When she bends over to check the hood of a car about to roll
Her boyfriend accompanied by other boyfriends who hit on her
I stand on the sidelines
Problem is I murmur
You probably thought a stutter was worse
She’s such a high class gal
Despite her sultriness and I’m not judging
But I must mention she goes to Church
So you might still mistake her for being an uptown sister
She dances to rock music
Her head doesn’t even sway to the EDM that the plebeians surrounding her play
She’s an anachronism
But she just needs me to introduce her Monet’s impressionism
I bet her cultural values force her to know Picasso’s Cubism
Even though I’m not a man’s man
She without influence is not enough
Because influencing is love
And I hope it is to this cute rebellious dud
I suppose from her house she ran
When she looked morose in school during period nine
It was English Drama and suddenly she couldn’t seem to remember the line
With her friends flanking her she walks and talks
She’s on the phone while she’s wearing her socks
She’s on the prowl she’s an active girl
That women is close to my heart
And I hope to treat her like a clam treats its pearl