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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Our Time

Sorry (not sorry), I generally don’t do happy endings.

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there was a time
when i’d call
and you’d come
we’d ride to the dawn and
steal rays from the sun
you’d call me the one

there was a time
when you’d call me, darling
and i’d come
you were second to none
you’d leave me breathless
undone

gone is the time
gone is our time
now you call
i call
                                   nobody comes


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Unknown
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Fractured Eve

fracture (n): the act of breaking; state of being broken.

Painted by Karen Robinson

i want you to go
but please don’t leave
you should know by now
it’s you i need
you’re what i think of
when i forget to breathe

tell me are you real
or make believe
will you be my saviour
can i be your sweetheart
your ever-fractured Eve

 


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Karen Robinson
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She (Was So Beautiful)

She is whoever you want her to be as long as she is beauty to your eyes. Plainly, she is woman.

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Beautiful

And she was so
                                 beautiful.
It might have been a curse
For she was the moon
She bought the tide
And she was the breeze
She fashioned breathing

And she was the ocean
She made the sky blue
She gave the earth hues
She makes the day new
For she keeps the night true


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Norman Duenas
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