Relapse

relapse (v): a return to a former state, especially after apparent improvement.

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i wake up
it’s midnight
no need to draw curtains
i draw shapes with the dark
no need for lights
i see well in the dark
no need for wifi
i connect to the dark

i tried peace and balance
but i relapsed
told everyone i’m fine
i’m fine                  relax
i don’t slash my wrists
i slash my sanity
i can’t breathe
i’m panicking


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Unknown
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On The Edge

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you got me swaying
like i’m tipsy
can’t walk far
without tripping

on the edge
and i’m slipping
catch me on the other side
hands all over, gripping

take my soul
for safekeeping
keep watch
while i’m sleeping

it’s your love
that i’m sipping
on the edge
and i’m leaping


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Unknown
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If It Suits

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i’m the diver
you’re the parachute

colourblind
you know my sight is mute

but you make my spectrum
absolute

we can keep on falling
if it suits

i’ll bank my all in
yes we suit

linking souls like hands
we let the light in, water roots

jumping cloud to cloud
like palace roofs


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image ‘Parachute Dreams by Lauren Goia
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Begin

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if we can’t see eye to eye
there’s always skin to skin
won’t you take me in
breathe me in
let me seep into your spirit
like a dream

and they can’t tell
where i end and you begin
and it’s all well
you and i don’t end
we just begin
begin
begin


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image ‘The Spiral of Life by Oni H
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Still Water

still water: water that is located in an enclosed lake without a strong current and/or unflowing water.

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there you go with
your sad songs
sunlight’s heavy and
the night is long

always sleepwalking
but you can’t sleep
yours are demons
that you can’t beat
so you broke all the mirrors
then danced on the shards
with your bare feet
always in motion
but you feel like still water and
the darkness did prosper


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image ‘Still Water’ by Louise Fairchild
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Stay

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i feel you drifting
lightyears from where i stay
our centre’s shifting
if i begged would you stay?

if i begged you
would you stay and
throw your heathen thoughts away?

who led your heart astray
to make you execute my joy
in the broad of day
that’s my sun
turning into bolts of grey
as i watch you drifting
lightyears from where i lay
if i bribed you
would you stay?

 


 

© Eshe Kente 2017
Image ‘As Long As You Stay’ by Anna Schueler
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If You Dare

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take me to your low-lit lair
and rip these layers
rip my layers

i’m only flesh and velvet
when you lay me bare
my bones can sense
your sinful stare
so i’ll kneel for you
like i’m saying prayers

third eye’s open
i see everywhere
i’ve looked at life
from heaven’s stairs
if you want
i’ll take you there
                                                    but only if you dare


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Unknown
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