Poetry Blog by M3RK
Nicola Beckett on When will I see you again? (Sun, 19 Jul 2020 06:34 am)
Nicola Beckett on Love Letter to a Stranger (Sun, 19 Jul 2020 06:33 am)
Nicola Beckett on Dante's Inferno (Sun, 19 Jul 2020 06:31 am)
~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 dilluted potion
Caught between two jagged green coasts
The murky current slowly propells 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