Shaping Water by Born on a Dark Moon
I was a singer that could not sing
a writer that could not write
frozen in ice
living in sub zero conditions
with no knowledge of fire making
here words were arrows of jagged water
and I was full of them
even when I came to temperate shores
I could not thaw
yet there was a fire that burned deep inside
that flamed so fervently
I could not hide from its warmth
salty liquid streaming
shaping a voice that was my own
Bittersweet by Born on a Dark Moon
bubbles rise from untouched water
heart remembers searing heat
heart embraces her own potion
both bitter and sweet
Feather Soft by Born on a Dark Moon
gently does it
let kindness come
wash your loops and sharp thoughts in sacred water
invite compassion to be your friend
hand over it all
for inside you rests
sensitivity as precious as a babe
one that has waited beyond knowing
to give you their words
Don’t look back she said on the wobbling log.
Stream an unstrung washing machine;
leaves traffic cops redirecting the light.
I was nine, when the tectonic plates shifted between my parents.
The buildings collapsed all around me, as I held my mother’s hand at 2 am, and slept at my neighbours. My body shrank inside the warm blanket, as if I was lying on a crescent shaped moon.
If you ever remember me,
By the falling of raindrops on
Our forgotten words
Do not let me bleed in pain,
Make me bleed in poems.
Delicious light licks at the window pane,
Piercing glass to filter and refract.
Eager it springs, darting into corners
So long sunk in darkness.
If I am to know death
as a friend and not a foe,
I’ll take her hand and whisper,
“I’ll never let you go.”
Swirls of drape entwining veins of desires
Slender fingers flipping pages of heart
Twist of hues now vividly her eyes fires
Infatuation thorns hold love apart
I talk to you of the distances
between us. However not feeling
one and still asking you, what’s
The land was green and crowned with grains
Ocean tides rolled droplets of gold on the shores
Birds roamed the heavens whispering melodies
That resonated in our hearts;
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