Dementia

Your mind is a traitor that has betrayed youIt has left behind a bodyBut stolen your personalityYour ability to have a conversationYour presence is hereAlthough not really We all pretend like you are the sameWhat you have created still standsSurrounded by your familyReminiscing about who you used to beYour wisdom and generosity I found you … Continue reading Dementia

Band Aid

You stuck to me like a band aidThe colorful oneThat you put on sometimesJust for fun Giving my days a rosy hueI’ll dig throughAll my cluttered bagsFor you Soothing my woundsYet you leave a residueWhen I tried to take you offSo I decided to keep youAn extra layerI try to make belong A charismatic plasterAlways … Continue reading Band Aid

Holes

I am full of holesA human sieveEmotions pour through meBut they don’t stayI am puttyI allow people to playMold my identitySometimes irresponsibly There are holes in my soulMy experiences are vagueI can’t make sense ofAny feeling, any dayNothing sticksEverything flows through meWhile time passes away My mind is full of holesThings that happened long agoMorpthed … Continue reading Holes

Deserving

Deserve is a strange wordWe need a reward for just beingAll of our desires must be heardBy the UniverseWhich should cater to our needsOur purpose and meaning But who gets what they wantWho is deservingAnd who gets punishmentDoes anyone deserve to be the bruntOf the worlds cruelty?The harsh divide between you and me? Does everyone … Continue reading Deserving

The Truth

What is the truth?A perceptionA feelingA created realityThe space that existsBetween you and meYou say I’m toxicI think I’m healthyWhich one of us can’t see? Is truth what existsWhen there is silenceWhen the mind is quietIf the mind is ever quietHow can we find it Our truths are not the sameOne persons truthIs anothers painIs … Continue reading The Truth

Lines

I stare at myself in the mirrorExpression linesCreasesCrinklesA story etched into my foreheadWhen did I get wrinkles? I want them to leaveExit immediatelyI rub creams, oils, masksApply sunscreen desperatelyI wonder if you see what I seeInstead of looking into my eyesYou are looking at my linesFolds that tell you I’m getting old Markers of my … Continue reading Lines

Why

Life feels like I’m running on a treadmillTo no availNo lost weight, just time.Like dieting, desperatelyJust to findI look the sameNothing’s changedNo matter what I doI’ll never be able to fit that small size Why still try?It seems as if the GodsHave already decidedThey are against meA fight with realityA fruitless effortA frustrating ride I … Continue reading Why

Maputo

I sit on the ledgeWaves lap at my feetI’m content, yet not presentYou’re always on my mindSo many things I’m searching forI have yet to find Tears fall for the things I wantA feeling that will never stayI don’t believe in GodOtherwise I would prayFor you I wonder where you areI know I’m so far … Continue reading Maputo

Wilderness

I walk amongst the ruinsThe visible passage of timeLife displayed outsideAnd I think about mine Nature dominates all that we createWe think we are in controlYet the gnarled branches overtakeThe wild chaos determines our fateWe plant the seeds and must surrenderTo the overgrown brush and weedsRough and rugged, somehow tender Amongst tall grass and flowersIs … Continue reading Wilderness

Decisions

How to make the right decisionAnd is there a right oneIf I choose one path, do I forfeit anotherI’ve made my choice but I still wonderWhat I should have done Making choices is hardI try to go with the flowBut even after I decideIt’s hard to knowWhat I should have chose I sit here and … Continue reading Decisions