Is your anger Fueled by love or hate Does it uplift Or destroy ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
Expanding is the opposite of Contracting I want to breathe into and through The contrated places Releasing the dark sticky tar But I fear That my breath Will get contaminated By your poison And travel through Intermingling So that I become An unwilling participant In your perversion In the interest Of Purity Truth Innocence and [...]
Help Me Guide Me Heal Me Shine Your Sunlight through Me ©2018 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.
Cancer is my engine I channel the power Of this agitation in my body Recycling it For transformation I sing from and through The blockage Disintegrating dissolving Its current manifestation Repurposing it For my healing That which could kill me Saves me Through my courage devotion and focus Unencumbered by the noise outside The Sirens [...]
You allow untenable situations To drag on ad infinitum Making unhealthy choices That reinforce themselves Setting off an inward spiral Toward implosion As long as I am with you I am chained to your process and outcome Until my love for you Feels unhealthy for me And this relationship decays Itself becoming An untenable situation [...]
In 2010, I was diagnosed with cancer, and doctors wanted me to get surgery removing my thyroid. I said no thank you. Instead, I walked into my kitchen and pulled out almost everything in my refrigerator and cabinet, giving it away to friends and family. I met with leaders of a local vegan group, and [...]
Manipulating facts And rearranging them To cover your ass Is called lying And even a teeny tiny lie About the most inconsequential thing Can crumble an entire relationship Like a teeny tiny termite Eating away at the foundation You exploited the inconsistency of technology Instead of just saying you’re sorry Causing me to take pause [...]
Marriage is The quiet intention Decision Devotion Daily action Not the noise Of white dresses tuxedos wedding planners and assigned seating It is just the heartbeat Of you and me Eye to eye Soul to soul Not the history of ritual The grand production The binding together Through community witnesses And external demarcation Of the [...]
I want to marry you Not society Not these pre-ordained rituals And scripts And dress codes Just you And me Waking up next to each other Every day Co-creating A Happy Life ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission
You are the calm placid quiet Of death The flatline that comes with Giving up the will to live Lining up your Chicken of the Sea mermaids Like tombstones Where everything is in its proper place In an orderly graveyard You confuse the passion and power of Life With the chaos and instability of our [...]