It’s obscene for some to see

how I bend over on my hands, knees

and crawl around like a fiend

to tear away all the negativity that’s been flourishing within this being.

It’s a sure sight to see how I shake the fright

of the lack of light burning in the scope of the window of my soul.

Or is it another gleem

thats trying to shine within me?

Because the beacon that’s flashing my weaknesses

fades and reinstates itself on the plains

like a lighthouse shining the way

to lost boats off the coast.

I boast to know what it means to be hurt,

but did i learn?

Are my victories part of the lesson i passed with ease?

Are the faults that constantly haunt the reason i don’t let myself fall?

I just wanna rise.

Is that such a crime?


Trusting Trust

Quietly bumbled and buzzed into sight, a finely tuned specimen possessing endless light. Swiped in the direction of the mind’s eye and happy it coincided on the other side. Restaurants, bars, tango classes and biology practice. She’s a Kataract, cascading with style, Technical and exact, making every experience worthwhile. Her jive is to be the architect of her hive and this bee’s honey comes in the form of sweet music. I’m digging her vibe and Cc:’ed those surrounding a compilation of beats produced by this infamous killah bee. Cheddar cheesing when we’re buzzing together, however allergic is one to be stung, fatal effects occur, yet stuck to her like gum. This serenading sorcerer is flavourful, sweet and knows exactly how to make a heartbeat weep. I’m asking myself, “Could this be the one bee incapable of killing me?”

Buzzing together and it feels like we’re flying, but I’m slowly dying from another’s sharp stings to my heart. Not holding back the truth I say to you, “She broke me in two. So ‘trust’ is something ‘new.’” We promised to only speak the truth, because we’ve both been victims of lies’ abuse. Your wounds and words assure me of your understanding and if it wasn’t for you, I’d probably never go to therapy and/or share my writings. I admire your maturity and ability to respond and not react. Though you get me, I’m still struggling with the damage I’ve been ignoring to start repairing. We talk about mental health and you recommend seeking psychiatric assistance. “I’m not here to give answers or tell what to do, but I wan’t to help you. I’ll just be at your side during this painful ride.” Were your words to me, that I took gladly, but I was hoping you’d fix me. I really wish I met you before I got so f*cked up. “This isn’t fair, I don’t wan’t to keep you waiting” are my words to communicate my heart’s uncertainties. It’s becoming clear to me that I must singularly face my daemons.

Talks with my therapist end with dripping eye sockets and I’m glad you acknowledge what must happen. With a smile you say, “It’s ok, maybe we’ll see each other again someday.” I sigh in relief and smile back. Then you quietly threw, “But there’s one thing, I know it’s not me so I’m questioning you, have you been romantic with anyone else?” Not shocked because we both have issues with trust, but I am pissed because I’ve never hidden anything from you. I respected and valued you enough to not mix in another’s chemicals. I say, “No. Plus we promised another that we trusted to tell the other if we would ever.” Your skeptical look and shake of your head say you doubt what I said. My words can only say so much and you’re not letting my actions talk. I’m speaking truth but it isn’t enough and you left with mouthful of sour tastebuds. Though you may still think ill of me, I only have nice things to say about thee. I’m glad you came into my life and I’ve learned a lot from our time together. We tried this experiment and tested the hypothesis of trust. But scientists test theories and may comeback with different lab results, you came back positive and ready to debate. As I’m staring at my negative results wondering if it’s really me who’s made the mistake.


You Remind Me…

The similarities in our distinct histories are scary. The script conducting our lives seems plagiarized and this doesn’t feel like our first time. Though we reside in different continents our life experiences are of the same content. Mixed genetics label us ethnically ambiguous, we’re a pair of cultured artists with hearts of revolutionary activists. Identical backstab wounds explain our trust issues and I shake when we both say, “he/she was the same way.” We met at Cilandak for endless talks, sisha that we never got, drinks and planed to visit Kota Tua. Laughing and sipping whisky, i’m delighted by her presence genuinely and frightened at our similar life stories. We made good use of our time together, train tours and sight seeing, enjoying another’s company. Alcohol takes over and impairs what I see, my blurry vision is raising insecurities ‘cause the posture of the silhouette across from me is aggressively familiar. I’m loving but questioning her mannerisms and particular gestures. She’s able to finish each other’s sentences and I’m feeling connected in all senses. But its too familiar. It doesn’t help that her face and smile are similar even her posture and behavior. I’m pacing in my head, because I’m being reminded of who’m I dread. Usher’s tune “You remind me of a girl I once knew” talks truth he says, “It’s unfair to relate her ignorance to you, wish I knew how to separate the two.” He knows how I’m feeling. Because I hate that I’m looking at you but seeing her. Being reminded of the pain she put me through, I cover with a smile through our feast of food. Laughs are spewed and a few brews are had. We’re talking story and sipping glad. Through the jokes you say “You’re just like my dad.” Not sure what you meant by it I sit perplexed. Though I’m proud of my restraint for not saying, “you’re just like my ex.”

Regurgitated Back to Life

{Rusted. Oxidized & immobilized.}

Jokes, jeers, deep breaths and tears secrete out my face, in defeat each drop stings resembling mace. Mixing emotions; like a fucked-up cocktail, swashing around the head cavity, leaving the skull stale. Wets the whistle with lies that fizzle reality, impairing the true identity of what is killing me softly. Intoxicating the brain and dehydrating the heart, in vein each gulp feels identical to swallowing darts. Hosting ingredients of destruction, this “fine” gent sips away at the concoction. Roaming across earth’s planes demasculinized and fragmented. No sense of direction, propelling me into the “inevitable” self-annihilation.

“Damaged goods” categorize, us, the misunderstood. Those incapable of comprehending the gravity of what drags us into misery. Pain, fear and uncertainty follow me to bed. Overpowering the positivity forcefully fed. Constantly surrounded by love and the reminder of being loved, cannot suffice my void. “Ignore the emptiness and strife through life with a smile” are hollow reminders repeated in hopes to cover this self-loathing hoard. So, strategically I move over life’s chessboard. Murdering pawns, nabbing fawns, this knight galivants avoiding real contact. Then, truth beheld of the queen in bed with a rook. Raided the king and took what was good. Crashing down came a kingdom once built with trust, leaving me lost in rubble and dust. Insecurities arise in the mind, with the impression that I’m the reason for its demise. Mindsets of not being able to keep a castle afloat and would prefer to just drown in the moat. See, I provided however it was not enough, to keep the queen’s legs from splitting abrupt. The queen sent her apology. No reaction. I cannot conceive why such action would take place, before the opportunity to meet face to face.

What hurts me more, is knowing that the truth was stored. Kept away from the light, though there was enough time to make things right. Seafaring and taking flight, going across oceans and mountains always keeping “hope” in sight. Still providing and offering, accompanied by a furry cohort once shared. Yet, the queen would just stare. With the harsh truth holding her tongue, she kissed and said “I love you” from dusk ‘till dawn. Brave attempt to take the truth to the grave.

Apology accepted, though tremendously burned in the fire, I recognize the reality of the flesh’s desire. However, the time spent and shared does not feel the same and trusting people is now a game. The “I love you[s]” that I heard seem forged (like “fugazis”) since love is scorned. Playing Russian Roulette with the hearts of the innocent, because another broke this abundant feeling-bank to cents. Selfish because those offering their entirety to one, cannot receive the same back from the wounded chum. TIME TO GET OFF TINDER AND STOP PUMPING THE CROTCH GUN. Not loving myself entangled with a fear of being alone is what fuels this emotional drone. Knowing I’m loved and not knowing how to reciprocate. What I felt as love has gone frail and has no advocate.

Expelled like vomit and expected to live “normal,” I must try to move forward. Gradual. Weighed down by the funk of distrust, chasing love and not another nut bust. My heart tamed and shamed from queen’s wicked game. I ditch the play, and pray to stop feeling helpless as I stress to be saved by an amorous GODDESS.