if i stumble and fall
for I am clumsy.
if it becomes hard to draw breath
for i am suffocating.
if i become devoured by fear
that wraps around and
that wraps around my voice and
that around my emotions and
to an unrecognisable, shadowed, monochrome gray
which terrifies me —
for i have been consumed
deeply suspended beneath my fears insatiable appetite.
the night could absorb me in its darkness
but i would not tremble
for he is more beautiful
more radiant than the stark moon.
his raison d’être
the oxygen in his lungs is replaced
with nothing but grey, choking clouds.
he cannot comfort or calm his lungs
for the smoke dances mockingly
hungry for attention
he stares at the shadowed faces in the folds of his robe
the smoke stains them
and smothers her lingering scent.
spotlights give birth to flames
that transform into beautiful dragons
men in crowds, with musky cigars and top hats
chanting en française
desiring the sweet flesh of a dancer
alas, the seduction of a femme fatale
Lady Moulin Rouge
he is quick to lust for her
and even quicker to fall into her dangerous
there’s something about feeling broken in your life
the shattering of yourself
only makes you more complete.
the only thing we ever crave
is unconditional tenderness
and to be loved
with the same burning desire
in which we love.
a suspicion of silver in his crown of dark hair
only added dignity to his bearing
an unmistakable scent
connoisseur of women–
an incomplete carnivore
is unspoilt beauty
all you want and all you seek?
you bind her beautiful wrists
wring her hands until they are raw
so dark and unforgiving
you are not entitled to her body
before you are entitled
to understand her soul.
i woke before him
as he slept on through the night
and the moon spilled light upon the sheets
giving him a halo of iridescent rays
he made the face of heaven so exquisite
he was so beautiful, an angel,
more beautiful than a stained glass window
and i could not stop staring.
if love was labelled poisonous
we would drink it anyway
for there is no truer substance than love
i am blessed to feel it running through each of my veins
as love transcends mortality.