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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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
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I Don’t Believe

believe (verb):  to have confidence in the truth or value of something.

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mind is dark
but it’s beaming with light
no heart to give
but i beam with love
yet still i don’t believe in Love

i don’t believe in trust
that’s all i trust
i doubt everything
even the things i trust
because i don’t believe in much

i want moons and stars
and things of such
let me touch the sky
burn future’s past
leave this earth


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by John Ransom
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