I CALL YOU MUMMY

Though I curled not In the warmth Of your blessed womb, Nor sucked Life’s juice From your breasts, I call you mummy! Even though I rode not On your back, Nor fell asleep In the safety Of your arms, I call you mummy! Yours is the hand That puts bread and meat In the empty… Continue reading I CALL YOU MUMMY

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IN THE LAPS OF DELILAH

In the laps of Delilah, Where pleasures abound, There the pits are And there snares are found. There in her flawless laps, In the smoothness that there be, And her warmth-yielding taps, Lies traps no greedy eyes can see. The beckon of her eyes, The fluttering of its lids, From whence calls of pleasure flies,… Continue reading IN THE LAPS OF DELILAH

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EYO!

Eyo! The sun shone Beside the bright moon On the night That his shrill cry Swallowed The cricket’s symphony. Eyo! Drops of rain Drummed on rusted rooftops, In solidarity With the blood, Dripping From his severed cord. Eyo! His mother laughed The laughter Of Hebrew women And his father’s smile Mirrored the joy, tugging, At… Continue reading EYO!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIEF

Did your father jump with boundless joy when you emerged in bloody hands? Were there smiles as your bloody cord was that night seeded into mother Earth’s womb? Did they drink and dance, passing frothy jugs of wine and steaming plates full, the day you took a name? Did you breathe our air, drink from… Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIEF

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HEAR, GODDESS OF LIGHT

Can a heart melt Like frozen wax Lost in awe Of a candle’s flame? But you are Unlike the wax consuming flame. For in you, I am refined, Not consumed! Yet, like the wax, My will is liquefied And my wall is but molten stone, As I stand before thee. Oh goddess divine, Stalk, crowned… Continue reading HEAR, GODDESS OF LIGHT

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