Of Souls and Shadows

I’m sitting here

In the middle of this debris

Of blood and jagged muscles

Pulsing the beat of the drunk man’s trudge

The demons race

Debating pain and hurt

Whispering dreams and hopes

Madness tethers on this unspeaking frenzy


Your eyes tell that story

Of empty bottles and drowned soul

Mine speak primitive tongues

Of broken groans and rising throes

Don’t say tomorrow

That pregnant dream reminiscent of nightmares

No. Don’t shed light

It casts shadows too



Last Night

I was restless last night

My silken sheets troubled

By tangling legs and

Fisting flailing hands


I was restless last night

Gasps and moans slipped

Past mind-numbed lips

Tears past shut eyes


I was restless last night

Sweat beads popped, strolled

Traced my arched spinal cord

Despite freezing harmattan


I was restless last night

Fighting nightmares

Memories of days

Wasted loving you