Brighter Stars

Stars – They come out every night to remind us of how we are meant to live Shining next to each other on a tapestry of black each breathing light into the darkness Glowing in unison becoming an awe-inspiring sight Side-by-side stars appear even brighter and make hearts a little happier as we connect them together and create picturesContinue reading “Brighter Stars”

Reconcile

Trigger Warning and Personal Note: The following poem is about about Bipolar disorder and some of its impacts. It also touches on childhood trauma and suicide in less obvious ways. This poem is incredibly personal and I ask that you treat it as such. Up until recently, I worked in mental health and understand theContinue reading “Reconcile”

Always Yours, Never Mine

I’m here the one you love but aren’t in love with steadfast by your side as we navigate life I’m here lighting up at the very sight of youwhile your casual smile douses my joy every time I’m here sharing all things deep and taboo ready, at any moment, to help you forget your painContinue reading “Always Yours, Never Mine”

Indecent (collab)

By Cassa Bassa and Bree Leto My love for you is indecentit doesn’t fit neatly into the mouldI am an outlier in every book of sinNo amount of purity resists my passion Offer me your vigourand I will return it ten-foldYou have never known a love like mineI’m a wildfire and raging storm Come! CountContinue reading “Indecent (collab)”

Calm Her Fears (with audio collab)

I’m delighted to repost this poem from May 2020 with the addition of a spoken word collaboration with Kizito. Make sure you check out his page, he writes brilliantly. Her Questions: Darling will you still love me when I start to become old when my hair is streaked with grey and the wrinkles take aContinue reading “Calm Her Fears (with audio collab)”

Soups and Forks

She eats her soup  and wonders who the people are in front of her They call her mum it makes her uneasy – she doesn’t know who they are She spills her drink down her shirt hating the man she’s been told is her husbandHe wipes her chin as she glares at him – she’s not a child She scratches atContinue reading “Soups and Forks”

Mondays (with audio)

Will you love me on Mondays when we’re tired and don’t wanna work? Will tender feelings still be there when we’re at our worst? Will you smile on Wednesdays if you wake up and see my face? If I fail and make mistakes will you still extend grace? Will you treasure me on Fridays after a week of highs and lows? Will theContinue reading “Mondays (with audio)”

Soundtrack (with audio)

I think of you from time-to-time play our record listen to the opus we wrote Hearing old songs memories from a life-time ago fills me with sighs We had exquisite moments scripted some breathtaking lines even now they make me smile We were a beautiful melody a symphony of intricate emotions until we ended in tragedy I don’t write songs like ours anymore myContinue reading “Soundtrack (with audio)”

All That Matters

I spent many months in confusion then through the fog I saw your face I’d never felt love like that before so you’re all I’m chasing now During my blind foolishness I sought solace in other things in the warmth that others provide and the strength they can offer me But this pure love is consuming me and everything else onContinue reading “All That Matters”

A New Love Story (Villanelle)

I don’t want to live my life in purgatory The time has come for me to move on I’m looking for a new love story Our relationship is in dangerous territory Mistrust and insecurity have started to spawn, I don’t want to live my life in purgatory Our life together is a sad inventory And now with the battle lines drawn I’mContinue reading “A New Love Story (Villanelle)”