Spill Ink

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and i found beauty in the dark
while riding the silence
and i did spill ink
watched it blend with the darkness
saw eye to eye with the storm
as the thunder raged on

walking with nightmares
in the daytime
and even when sun comes
it’s still nighttime
saw the corpse of my innocence
at the edge of my vision
yes, my sanity
needs some revision


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image Don’t Cry Over Spilt Ink by Zack Parka
‘BLUE RAPTURES’ AVAILABLE NOW

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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
‘BLUE RAPTURES’ AVAILABLE NOW

 

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
MY POETRY BOOK ‘BLUE RAPTURES’ IS AVAILABLE NOW

Bleeding Rain

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i’m in drought
yet it’s bleeding rain
half in/half sane
i rise and fall

fall then rise
like i’m on cocaine

i drew the joy
but soon enough
the darkness came
he tapped the door
i asked who is it
he said you know my name

 


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image ‘Rachel (Blood)’ by Leslie Shows
MY POETRY BOOK ‘BLUE RAPTURES’ IS AVAILABLE NOW

Fatal Error

This is an account of my relationship with ink.

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I went and married the ink
White lace, bouquet
Romancing the brink
Of madness, blues, terrors,
He’s my fatal error.
                                            They say

Love is quick sand. The harder
You struggle the deeper you sink.
He said that he’s boundless
He can be my lover and
My shrink. I told him I’m twisted
With midnight I’m synced.
My mind is moonless
And my mood turns quicker
Than eyes can blink.


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Unknown
MY POETRY BOOK ‘BLUE RAPTURES’ IS AVAILABLE NOW

Drip Pt. II

Enjoy the original of this accidental part II here. This is an account of a head-space I find myself in too often. The same space that inspired ‘All The Same’, ‘Darkest Daughter’, ‘My Raptures Are Blue’ and the whole entire ‘BLUE RAPTURES’.

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Disconnected
From my soul
And my phone
Trapped in my mind
With no haven
Or home

Daytime
But it’s dark inside
In this blank space
There’s no air inside

Night-time’s creeping
Shadows seeping
Whispers, terrors
They broke the tap
My brain is leaking
That’s my sanity
Drip –
Dripping


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Unknown
My Poetry Book ‘BLUE RAPTURES’ Is AVAILABLE NOW