Quietly (collab with audio)

You’ve been sitting there quietly Care to share your thoughts? This infatuation has me I wore your scarf to keep me warm I could smell you there snaking all around me Feeling like a teenager in the grip of some sweet crush I watched you observing me with such indecent eyes drawing me into your spellContinue reading “Quietly (collab with audio)”

Evening Hotel (with audio)

Welcome to your evening hotel come take the lift to my hot top floor Step inside, touch every button enjoy the warmth of my corridor Push your key into my lock relish the taste of your welcome drink Lay yourself beneath my covers relax your body, don’t even think Welcome to your evening hotel don’t let me make you nervousContinue reading “Evening Hotel (with audio)”

Restraint (with audio)

If I took the restraints off my thoughts  I wonder where I would end upWhat pathways would they lead me down? What fantasies would they indulge? I know myself –  they would take me along paths  full of potholes and dangers  I’d stumble on the freedom –  trip over every feeling  pursue every desire in my view I’d enjoy everything without a care forContinue reading “Restraint (with audio)”

Lone Lights (with audio)

A lone light glows across the street – an amber intruder upon midnight shadows I wonder what’s going on inside that house is it something that shouldn’t be exposed? There’s an odd sense of comfort knowing I’m not alone and someone else’s awake There’s consolation in seeing other lights shimmering in the night We’re alone shining together in the darkness –  an unlikely communityContinue reading “Lone Lights (with audio)”

Sweet Poison (with audio)

I gave you all my love you gave me all your lies –  sweet poison on your lips I miss you pretending that you cared make-believing that you loved me –  sweet poison in my ears I see you with her now loving from your whole being –  sweet poison to my heart I envy the way you are together the bitterContinue reading “Sweet Poison (with audio)”

Cold Drink (with audio)

Ears warning: this Spoken Word is full of heat 🔥 It is hot and you are here with your cold drink. Let me take the ice from your cup – I’ll run it over your body and lick up every drop. 🦊 Originally published 1 June 2021It’s cold where I am and I’m pretending it’sContinue reading “Cold Drink (with audio)”

This Place Is Home (with audio)

The smell of the slow-cooking roastlaughter bouncing off the freshly painted walls smile on my face this place is home Carefully thought-out desserts catering to all the dietary needs everyone belongs this place is home Space to spread out and relax feet pounding up (and down) the stairs no need to hush this place is home A drink in hand surrounded by extended family blessContinue reading “This Place Is Home (with audio)”

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)”

Smile Through The Cracks (with audio)

Do everything effortlessly Cook with perfection Have a stunning house Have perfect hair Be a #girlboss Be a mother Be everyone’s best friend Be at every social event Be successful Be fashion forward Be a sex goddess Be pure Be. Everything. To. Everyone Don’t complain Don’t stand up for yourself Don’t rock the boat Don’t have emotions Don’t forget anyone’s birthday Don’t age Don’t get work done on yourContinue reading “Smile Through The Cracks (with audio)”