Boomerang



I tell you that you aren’t worth the pain;
But then, I hear myself screaming your name–
My eyes scanning the crowd for your face.

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Connivance



Crickets sitting on a rock–
Screeching, debating,
Gesticulating, conniving;
One lil’ bug passes by;
He isn’t noticed by the lot;
Albeit, he hears them, clearly–
He’s the topic of the month.
Alas! The dried-up ground
Shudders and laughs.

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Untethered



Our intended parallelism was cut;
Now, you ask for guidance.
Like a flower that’s slashed from its tree,
A subordinate who demands independence
Must learn to thrive by himself–
And prove his essence.

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Noise



Sticks and slashes and games;
Licks and tastes and stains;
Faces and phases and names–
A myriad of voices, incoming;
A chaotic, deafening theme.
Chirping birds and seedless trees;
Ludicrous feelings and dreams–
A gruesome mural of schemes.

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Affirmation



You do not need anyone
To identify who you are;
Only the ones
Who do not know themselves,
Yearn for the unnecessary labels
That others liberally give.

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A Kiss For A Kiss



Dreams are just kisses
Blown by frolicsome deities–
Unintended to touch
Anyone’s lips.


Plans are those kisses
Snared and held like trophies–
Meant for the ones
Aiming to win.

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Humility



Humility douses the flame–
No matter how grievous the mistake,
A soul who sincerely lowers himself
Shalt always be entertained.

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Collision



If you and I should,
Again, meet
In this trundling kaleidoscope
Of chaotic realms;
Then for the briefest of moments,
Pretend that you know me;
Smile a bit and greet me–
In that crucial millisecond
Of hurtful, unavoidable collision,
Let’s both hide the cracks
And permit the gaping universe
To continually believe
In frolicsome unicorns
And selfless, forever love–
Even when our hearts
Are already broken
And our souls bleed
Of that rancid bitterness,
Embodying quashed hope
And discarded dreams.

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