You and I Have made different choices At each twist and turn in the road You were destination-oriented Leading you far away from Where you wanted to be Because you did not want To do the work At least without assurance Of your arrival I followed the thread of Truth Valued that which was righteous [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
You are the death force Going about your business Destroying the life force In calm rational ways Like the scientist in the lab coat Quietly developing components that kill Delivering them in small neat little pills Handing them to loved ones With the authority bestowed upon her By others In a long chain of cultural [...]
You say You have no one Taking care of you When in fact They are running circles Around you And that's how You do it Poor me poor me poor me You come off Like you're going to drop dead At any moment While you're actually busy Strangling the life Out of your daughter But [...]