Possession

I stole your heart, locked it inside a wooden boxSwallowed the keyWaited and watchedWatched and waited as others grew warm by the thought of your touch Yet you stayed and relished in the coldIsolated and aloneIncapable yet desperate for that warmth that always remained in sightAlways far from reach Your favourite colour was once emerald…

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Soul

I Know My Soul by Claude McKay 1889-1948 I plucked my soul out of its secret place, And held it to the mirror of my eye, To see it like a star against the sky, A twitching body quivering in space, A spark of passion shining on my face. And I explored it to determine…

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Heart

Grown girl, you downed & drowned those false sensitivities, Constructed a door between your heart and the world. Guarded the very thing that was once one toned & fragile… Now a tapestry of different shades of red and ductile threads, handstitched together to mend and heal. There was a time when all were welcome. Now…

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