Bleeding Rain

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i’m in drought
yet it’s bleeding rain
i’m 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

All The Same

I can always find myself in my poetry, even though I never have any recollection of putting myself there. I am who am. And I really do have head pains.

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My head hurts
I know pain
To live

To die
To me it’s all the same

Night and day
They’re all the same
When you leak shadows
From your brain
It’s all the same
I am who am
But who’s to blame?
All I have is numbness
To my name
Since my ruin
I’ve remained the same

Fight or flight
It’s all the same
When I kill my demons
They come back all the same


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image: Numbness by Thomas C. Fredo
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Saviour

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My train of thoughts crashed
A quarter to midnight, now I’m
Alone
In the pitch black

Saviour come save me
I did this to me
But don’t blame me
Maybe blame me
But don’t shame me
You said that you’d tame me
Your lies are easy
Steady like your breath
When you spill them
I said I had demons
You said that you’d kill them,
Liar – I can still feel them.


© Eshe Kente 2017
BLUE RAPTURES AVAILABLE NOW