SEE ME RISE

SEE ME RISE See I rise from the ashes My tattered form isn’t my shame It’s what you do to my name That defines the crown you wear My poorly clad heart encased in my battered body Wrenched twisted and discarded Refuses to give in Sipping brew with a straw In the company of real…

tomato seed

picked from the garden round, red and succulent haggled at the market stall and picked again delicate touches flamed my heart reddened, readied each day but then forgotten started to wither and shrivel the once delicate touch returned as a ruthless throw that cast me to the ground crashing my ripened pulp scattering my seed…

moonlight with age

I look up into your face I wait for the wink But see it not And I sigh Stealing an occasional glance I bask in the warmth of your light Against the chill of the evening breeze Playing hide and seek as Each fluff of cloud passes You tease me as you look down at…

time binds you no more dad

you were right, dad tying you to a date isn’t right time binds you no more so what if you left years or days exact date of birth unknown it only matters you were here your blood in our veins flows who but are mortals with a span living beyond you and us a legacy…

I own the song

you took the melody away thought I’d never sing again but on my heart deeply etched, inscribed the words, my life my key while you hum aimlessly like a lost errant bee you left the music behind because I own the song (c)Alexandra Kukunda 2016

KEEPING YOU YOUNG

Your birthday walked Right past me I heard its footsteps Its fresh scent in the air And was it sweet But I dared not embrace it I saw it pass, waved goodbye No flowers today No card, no message no call While you waited I stood in fear and let it slip So you would…

talking poetry

… words we spin and craft out of our depths dancing, our singing hearts come alive the essence of our being welling to overflow in ecstasy or flight in bitter-sweet harsh or hushed tones unmuffled silent noises bearing unfathomable experiences shared or solitude on this marvelous journey and beyond where only souls travel unbound by…