Thursday, October 31, 2013

Poem: Untitled-

Untitled-         Raeez Jacobs

I start speaking to myself

When the night gets born

In the ward of my mind

When the light dies in my aloe vera

I sing sweet songs 

To ease on in the dark

Thinking of how quickly

Yesterday slipped out the dawn

Thinking of my days 'til now

And feeling bleak about it

Marred by my choices 

Loving you like a child

I tell myself that I was brave

That I could mimic

Your heartbeat as it flowed

Off into a U-turn

Wherein i wound up trapped

The city's deceptive

No lights twinkling 

Over figures making shadows

No gleam in my windows

The night knows me best

And i get it worst

Hearing demons dance

By the parting of my feet

Losing touch with my lessons

Like a song extracted from its beat

The composition's now acapella 

And no matter how stellar

It leaves the heart wanting more

You're always by the door

Like a holiday

Transforming my worlds

Turning me inside out

Showing me things that take me away

Amusing me with the ways 

You're gonna make me famous one of these goddamn days

Coming out the cocoon

Of a damned cousin

Manifesting in a type of perversion

To change the lines of my reputation

You're gonna be there

When my life is read back to me

Standing beside our hedges of testimony

I didn't always believe it when you said

You're always going to be there

I lied when i told you

Yours was the only heart i dwelled in

My face they had seen

Now i think my eyes are green

Altered by vistas of obscurity

Putting out my hand into the dark

Feeling around for any signs of life

Searching for the rhythm 

In the nights' cerebrum

Singing sweet songs

And loving you like a child

Thinking of how quickly

Yesterday slipped out the dawn

My heart goes on wanting more

©RaeezJacobs. Poetry. 2013

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