Bluebeard’s Guest

One foot into the door, I saw the skeletons fall “Be my guest,” you said leading me to the bedroom Passing the locked doors of the castle Welcoming me in the warmth of your embrace Saying this can be our sanctuary, As I entered the room, I felt the cold Your fingers caressing my lower …

Rewriting Fantasy

Over and over you had me making revisions Until you were the protagonist of the story The hero, The Romeo, The Prince, And my king I have spent too many nights rewriting you As the savior, the white knight A story I didn’t know how to write sober Few glasses of wine, I turned you …

December Ruins and Newly Built Skies

You created a mural from the pieces of my wasted time Tracing back the history before the one they rewritten for me Revised their stories where I was the villain laying on her wreckage Thank you for growing flowers through the cracks on the concrete Allowing me to rebuild this sanctuary Sweeping the rubble from …

Sober Truths of a Drunkard

Growing up, my father told me marriage is a lie I shouldn’t believe romance movies or pastors Telling me marriage is the cornerstone of love They’re not asking for approval of some God They are not licensing their right to love and to hold All they want is a grand Facebook post They’re not celebrating …

The Silence Of These Scars

I never had a love story Not a princess or knight kind of beat Each chapter had a villain draped in shiny clothes he was alluring, mysterious He knew the right words, the right moves Left notches on my bed posts He walked in and lead me in the dark had me choking his name …

Blocked On Facebook

  You wrote and I quote: “Rape is just like sex There is no difference between the two So if I were you I would take down the fort Protecting those Who clearly asked for it.” And I should be thankful If a man wants to have sex with me As if it was an …

Not In My Vocabulary

There has to be a word for Making me feel worthless There has to be a word for this Pushing me into my own darkness Rather than be the guiding light You promised to help me see right But I guess I did something wrong For you to see me differently There has to be …

A Garden of Jade Flowers

It’s written in the clouds Carried by the arms of the people you love And who loves you back for someone who doesn’t believe in heaven I’d like to believe you’re in the sky Blissful as the memories we kept It’s an ineffable turn of events I saw you not too long ago But even …