Home is where the heart is

when i saw you today, my hands wanted to climb your body, like vines, wound myself around your heart. you are sturdy like the Iroko tree, rooted firmly in the tropical rainforest of my heart. my shoots draw sustenance from you. underneath your strong branches, i find solace, rest my aching soul on your trunk….

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Fallen, in love

I was felled by love It hacked at my bark Relentlessly Disturbing the flow of sap In my phloem My leaves shriveled from lack Turned yellow. Day after day, the gash grew Wider till with one last blow I fell, With a loud moan, In love.

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Ode to love lost

Your body is a country Whose map is etched On my heart. I cannot find My way back. Here I am, A sojourner in another country Ruing a love lost.

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I am trying to find new ways to love myself

Every day, in the shower, I find new ways to make love to myself. My heart speaks to my fingers: love me. I know that the waves of pleasure rising from my nerve endings, sending my heart racing, isn’t love So, I try again, eyes shut mind in another place, hips thrust out, mouthing the…

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