Poetry Blog by M3RK
on Black Bodies (Tue, 1 Dec 2020 01:44 pm)
on Used To (Tue, 1 Dec 2020 01:39 pm)
The soft radiance of your skin wraps me in sepia sheets under which your Mecca lies.
I came to conquer and be conquered by.
Allow me to lay seige to your walls as you claw at me defenses,
Then take me by force for I am relentless.
You can condemn me for my sin of seeking your cryptic treasure,
But first gaze into my eyes and bear witness to true pleasure.
Thursday 18th March 2021 7:38 am
We are the rascals who march to the drums of our own screeching
Music born from depletion
Lyrics of the abyss
Listen to our empty melodies and cry your heart's content
For we aren't done yet
Lounge in your putrid contempt
And watch the legion of red lesions
Grow colors of the cursed
Our music is born from depletion
Hoping to one day become full
Friday 19th February 2021 10:03 am
Like a child I foolishly gaze into your sunrise eyes
Finding a blinding vision of a new day
Where everything fades to black but the yellows of your incandescence
The holy color that sanctifies the black of our sacred skin
Might I lose sight in the blissful haze,
With my eyes closed and my heart open,
The weight of your wavelengths’ warm embrace
Would guide me back to you
Sunday 24th January 2021 10:37 pm
The cracks spilled over,
Bursting out of the mental
Construct of my cerebral
And constructing a body of their own.
Going toe to toe with my alter ego,
Glass breaks glass,
Leaving nothing but jagged edges on the floor.
Monday 21st December 2020 8:57 am
Elusive secrets dance under your Khaya skin,
Bringing whoever seeks your knowledge deep into your roots,
Where our ancestors reside.
For its only the calm deep of your eternal shade
That provides true refuge from the raging of the Sun,
From which you turn its boundless, chaotic light
Into innumerable little five-petaled stars,
Whose effervescent glamour brings awe to all.
Sunday 20th December 2020 8:05 am
If I could paint my dreams
Warm, ethereal colors would dance with blotches of black
An elegant duet across the marble floor of my fingernails
I'd show the world these vivid visions
Waiting to burst and splatter their eclectic entrails
But this same world tears my distress into my denim
And preys on my vulnerabilities, striking with its venom
So today I will write my dreams, an...
Tuesday 8th December 2020 7:03 am
Could I see the heart on your sleeve?
That raging red rose with no thorns in sight
I know they’re there somewhere but I’m not scared
Could you show me that heart on your sleeve?
And let me trace my fingers along the stem and leaves
Down deep to your roots?
I’d bleed the cost to find your nourishment
I wouldn’t mind the little punishments
If I could feel your lips form
Thursday 3rd December 2020 10:39 am
My heart loved like a racecar
But my anxieties never let me switch lanes
I saw you from afar, I admit
Though I believed your curious eyes
Were a figment of my imagination
Then we collided,
And you left me cold, frozen in the snow
My heart still loves like a racecar
But the collisions don't hurt as bad as they
Sunday 29th November 2020 10:17 pm
I walked through brush and rocks,
Climbed mountains and crossed rivers,
Making sure to meticulously follow the path
Set out for me
But it seems this is as far as it gets
All the hope that filled my spirit and pushed me forward
Step by step,
Beat by beat,
Is swept away with a gust of wind
My weary bones give way
And I fall to my knees to pray to God.
Sunday 29th November 2020 9:41 pm
Sticks and stones never broke my bones
But the words did hurt me, the words do hurt me
All my life I felt alone
Cuz no one told me, the world's unholy
Your tongue was like a knife's serrated edge
Each word a rusted, jagged point meant to cut me rough
Beyond stitches' remedy
And then I let my own reign free
Adding insult to injury
Sticks and stones never broke my bones...
Sunday 29th November 2020 9:31 pm
Leave her in the past but I'll know I'll miss her...
I drink up little images with regrets as a chaser
Most of the memories are
Fleeting giggles lost to time
But I'll never forget the soft of her thighs
The power of her mind
And the sadness in her cries
Those will stay until I'm
Sunday 29th November 2020 9:23 pm
As I looked up upon November's sky
I caught the little glimmers in my eye
They painted a warm expanse
Dotted with infinite portals to far away lands
I lied there frozen
My body chilled by the earth and the notion
That these worlds were out of reach
But this solitary moment subsided
When I felt the warmth of the world
Lying right next to me.
Sunday 29th November 2020 9:14 pm
The men with the bundles of sticks
Came and went and have come again
They’ve come to restore a mythic strength lost,
Through blood, for blood
They’ve come to rebuild a legendary home fallen
Our soil! Our soil! They say
They’ve come to take all
As an offering to their dead god of perfection
Who is to stop them but us?
When is to stop them but now?
Their sticks may brea...
Monday 19th October 2020 6:26 am
Make my eyes turn to sandpaper
Watch me cry my rivers dry
Me lifeless, gasping for air
Grin at my dying breaths
And be the wind that makes my lungs
Balloon and burst
I am hanging by the last threads of my heartstrings,
So I beg, do as you will with me.
Saturday 19th September 2020 7:10 pm
I'll wait three decades to feel your smile underneath our sheets,
Where beneath all the world's burdens we find our peace.
If we stayed cocooned until we emerged anew as
Could we fly to the Beyond?
Tuesday 15th September 2020 5:31 pm
~You let me into your intimacy
From a thousand miles away.
My eyes gripped the small of your back
And cried at the renaissance of your skin.~
Tuesday 15th September 2020 9:16 am
~Engrave your words in stone,
The soft ones too.
For foes old and new
Will never cease to twist and tangle,
Cut off and misconstrue.
Solid rock can not be so easily shaped,
Except by many waters.
But be steadfast.
The waves are with you.~
Monday 14th September 2020 2:00 am
~We talked in the silence of gazes and secret touches,
With inquiring eyes and fingers that gave
The blissful answers.
The world was noise
Until our quiet formed the gaps
And made music.~
Monday 24th August 2020 3:25 am
~Nobody really sees her,
And I won't pretend to,
But she's not a poser.
The day I fell in lust with her choker
Is when I told myself I had to know her.
*I think she hides her distress in her skinny jeans*
I'm not a skater boy but I've done it a few.
The delightful terror it brings, she comes with it too.
Feet to the concrete and face to the pavement,
Thursday 13th August 2020 10:51 pm
~If standing in solidarity with the marginalized is extreme
Then I Am an extremist.
If having empathy for the ostracized is radical
Then I Am a radical.
If standing unmoved in my convictions is partisan
Then I Am a partisan.
These labels don't deter me
But they embolden me
And they give me the strength to fight.
Embrace the ridicule.~
Tuesday 11th August 2020 7:18 pm
~When the midnight breeze struggles against the wrinkles of my windbreaker
But doesn't quite win yet,
I'll know that autumn's set.
When listening to Aubrey brings the company of both friends
And endearing ghosts alike,
I'll know that early will come the night.
The nights of campfire love songs and guitar rifs
And those of frat house trap music and police tips.
I am patien...
Friday 7th August 2020 7:04 am
~My heart's torn like the rips in my black denim jeans
Jeans tight like the constrictions and pressures forced on me
But they say that pressure turns coal to diamonds.
They talkin' bout the ten dollar diamonds that used to dance on my ears?
The ones that almost got me disowned,
With accusations of queerness and criminality tossed left and right?
Yet I smile.
Drain out bad ener...
Thursday 16th July 2020 11:24 pm
~She says she's been fighting her demons for an eternity.
Waging war against her inner rage,
She only smiles to save face.
an interconnected mangled mess of self doubt, ((suffocating)) emptiness,
If only I could provide a restorative repair.~
Tuesday 7th July 2020 2:45 am
~Black bodies stained red
By hands of those whom color has not dared touch
Black bodies left for dead
Destroyed, discarded, desecrated, and given to death's clutch
Black bodies have always bled
For the sins of those who are yet to be judged
Black bodies are hanging by a thread
Waiting for justice, but receiving none such.~
Thursday 28th May 2020 3:39 am
~Quietly floating atop the rolling fabric of navy
Blue like the absence of oxygen in the veins
Tracing a trajectory charted and discovered,
Re-charted and rediscovered,
I spend the nights in Neptune.
I find an uneasy peace as daybreak cracks and attacks the ice
But the deep fissures fuse ever stronger.
The ocean lulls my corpus into a drowsy state
As my restless mind rages ...
Saturday 23rd May 2020 9:30 am
~When you look at me what do you see?
Do you see rivers and oceans
Or mountains and crevices?
Do you see the deep frown yearning
Or the sweet smile of satisfaction?
Do you lock eyes with the elixer of youth
Or observe the first wrinkles of death?
Or do you see right through?~
Sunday 17th May 2020 6:04 am
~He pretends the river is an ocean
When one can't have the potent dose
One makes do with the diluted potion
Caught between two jagged green coasts
The murky current slowly propels his motion
If he has a good, sturdy boat
He might just last to see his ocean~
Sunday 29th March 2020 6:09 am
~A fractured mosaic staring back at me
Shades of blue, brown, yellow, gray and green
Are the stitching that weave this being together
A fabrication of vibrant parts synthesizing to make a real whole
The real me~
Saturday 28th March 2020 5:59 am
~The melodies of your tortured soul sent reverberating echos through the ethos
Desperate cries intertwined in tunes unheard of
Your cadences resonated with the frequencies of my essense
In perfect harmony
Setting my ailing heart at ease over and again.
As I gnash my teeth with bloody emotions
As I rage against the ultimate injustice
I hope you find rest in perfect harmony...
Friday 27th March 2020 9:06 am
~When will I see you again?
Time keeps ticking, each second feeling like a solitary eternity
But do you know I've been waiting for entire lifetimes?
Do you wait for me too?
I replay the recollections of time spent together over and over in my head
Like a broken record
I long for the days when my head would find comfort on your shoulders
When my hands would find your thighs...
Friday 27th March 2020 8:37 am
~You're the feeling that makes my heart melt into a caramel abyss
I can taste the sweet demise you subject me to on the tip of my tongue
This sugary concoction flows out of your soul and seemingly by magic, or maybe alchemy, transforms into the feathers that come together like wings to lift me up beyond the natural heights of my masculine flesh
Bringing out the fleshly, carnal desires of my sou...
Thursday 26th March 2020 6:39 am
~It's that constant voice in my head,
It's my voice,
Illustrating the never-ending daytime nightmares that keep me up at night,
That keep me down at noon
I fall for these stories
The fabrications that knit the fabric of my life
It's the stories behind the gazes that cut the deepest
Everyday I fight through plastic razor blades
But I don't think I'm strong enough~
Thursday 26th March 2020 6:27 am
~I'm the thin layer of ice that forms on paved surfaces
A slippery slope that can lead to ones demise if ignored
But you ignore me anyway, because I'm seemingly harmless
I don't think the camouflage I wear every waking day helps
It's a proactive measure I guess
You see right through me
Like I'm made of glass
I'm fragile, but you throw the stones anyway
Don't you know shards are deadly?~
Thursday 26th March 2020 6:21 am
~The hot summers that make my skin sizzle
With the sun that exposes the melanin under the melanin
Windows down, AC on, an ice cold sweet tea
these are the only weapons available to me
the tools that wage war against the heat
It's only in this battle that I feel alive~
Thursday 26th March 2020 6:18 am