He said, I am ghost, A shell of myself. Hug and hold my emotions With no place to lay my head. She said, We are ghosts, Attempting the kiss, Lacking the substance of an embrace, We pass through one another. We appear as shades. Shadows of our former selves, Thrown about by hurricane winds. Pushed […]

Hips swaying back and forth, Methodically and seductively, One foot replacing the other. Slide and twist. Humming soulful renditions, Depicting a rendezvous. No words,  “Shhhh.” No movement,  a felt embrace. This is where I meet her, When I close my eyes. Jonesin’ for a rendezvous. Sharing a sunset over the beach. A place outside of the […]

With the closing of the door, the co-mingling aromas of relaxed atmosphere and poetic recitation are resealed.  “No smoking” signs and exotic juices occupy glasses of geometric delight.  The angles of the room collect the soft aromas of votive candles as they climb toward the ceiling; a collection of requests for the presence of the […]

The Shade of night slowly creeps down the pane of dusk’s horizon. It’s pink membrane permeated by black ink. The air tumbles over the sill, onto the floor, starry and warm, providing lift. Spiraling. Floating. Up on the currents. Moving further out. I’m free! I’m free. I’m… free… by malakhai jones img src:  http://41.media.tumblr.com/75b3903f839edea78aeb41e22fb23830/tumblr_mxi334EiwW1rzpqxxo1_1280.jpg

An inland lagoon of deep purple. Greeted on all but one side by the soft earth of cavern floors. Currents solemnly migrating under the silver gaze of the moon. Serenity produces a song of silence, with the occasional improvisation of the waters outside. Candles religiously congregate within the cavern. Their lights flicker with a dedicated […]

I had a friend who preferred her imagination to the dullness of life.  She climbed into the trees and parted the leaves.  She ran away and climbed up and away into her dreams.  Only to descend from her tree house for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; whereupon finishing, she promptly climbed the ladder back into the […]

Shadows fell across the evening hours. Unpacked boxes lay around the room. Dancing to the music, They held each other close, Slowly spinning around the floor, Their eyes searching for one another. He said to her, “Lemme be your long distance, love interest.” What can never be, But nonetheless almost was, That tingling feeling in […]

Shorty’s the illest on the block, metaphorical pipe game, taught me life game, mind locked, attracted to the words coming out of the speakers, the notes and bars flocked, sparked the flame. Looking both ways before she crossed my mind.  The danger was inherent in the way she dropped her lines.   Rhymes always crispy, […]

Readers Aged:  18+ Fluid carvings of metal, wonderfully coaxed into waves of crested feathers, clothed the center staircase.  Marble columns and checkered flows, in framed pursuit, trailed behind the sculpted brown of her calves.  Upon entering the room, she walked past the wardrobe and toward the bathroom to get a set of towels. Drying her hair, covered […]

The methodical movements of windshield wipers pace back and forth across a gray and overcast sky. Steam escapes the charcoal of industrial chimneys, dissipating under the assault of the rain, while I traverse the ley lines of the bridge. The rumble creates a veil of solitude within this personal eye to mask the listening traveler […]