Sunday, 13 March 2016

Why So Heavy (poem)

I see you

Dealing with bills, repairs, plans, jobs, friends, family
I see you
Dealing with

Look at that weight

Added on
Feminism. Social theory. Black Lives Matter

Look at that weight

I want to know why
You're so heavy
But what I really want is
I want to
Look at that weight
More closely

I want to hold you
I want to take your shoulders and
Lift you
Trust me
I want to
Look at ALL that weight

I want
To say to me
Look at that weight

I want to listen to music
I want to be free
I want to be free with you

I want you to let it go
I want you to
Look at me
Stop worrying
I want you to

Look at all that weight

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Poem: Social Media Love

I have a social media boo
She likes everything on Facebook
And Instagram too

All my followers be watching trying to put 2 and 2
I'm liking other pictures just to let them know
Baby I love you too

But my social media boo, she reads errything I do
I put those heart faced smilies on all her posts too
I'm dropping comments like you fine in that dress
And she retweets back with you mo handsome than the rest

I wish sometimes if life could be
As simple as liking something on fleek
Hoping for approval watching who approves who
Can take over the mind and create anxiety too

I wonder tho with my social media boo if in real life
That we could like each other
with touches
with kisses
and dreams that go all night

Love is deep
Love is honest
Social media however is afraid of blemish

Love can happen over a weekend
Love can happen during a dance
even during clumsy dances with two left feet
The touch of two hearts can still find a beat
But social media hides, pretends, it evades
Whereas love, naked raw
Exists in the light with very little shade

So my social media boo I know just isn't true
I may click on a button but it never means
You love me and I love you