descent…

Ebbing memories,

blurry landscapes, cold shoulders

Tough resolutions.

Fleeting kiss, of waves and shores

Home, elusive and distant.

©Amaka Paul 2018

Posted for Kiwinana’ Tanka poetry prompt challenge

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broken thread

 

Closure heals the soul

The torture of darkness paralyses
Floating, waiting, … suspended

A feast of thoughts,
Harvest of emotions,
A seed is sown

Silence shatters
the essence of communion

Happiness is sacrificed
in the altar of self-importance
singed, threadbare

Time is thrown to the wind

Break the thread
In a bid to raise the trophy
Prove what ultimately?

Relearning the ropes
A page is lost; shortened thread
Doubts mushroom

This pain is real

©Amaka Paul 2018

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unquiet

Fragile thoughts

stir insubordinate emotions

an involuntary shiver

pay no heed

let it simmer

 

I transverse the lane

look out for him

You already know

a handshake sufficed

a gentleman’s agreement

I know,

the heart wants what it wants

 

Multi-tasking, no escape

eyes glued, darting,

hands eager, twitching

Agree to renegotiate

a game changer?

the head is in on this

the heart unrelenting

 

Starry skies, we recollect

and try not to veer off

Empty sofa, sunken pillows

the night is still young

 

Unavoidable separation

our hearts bridge the distance

I know,

my heart wants what it wants

 

But he is dignified

that my love

an agreement is what it is

an agreement

©Amaka Paul 2017

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