Poem by Warsan Shire

April 30, 2016

You are a horse running alone 

And he tries to tame you

Compares you to an impossible

Highway

To a burning house

Says you are blinding him

That he could never leave you

Forget you

Want anything but you

You dizzy him, you are unbearable

Every woman before you or after you

Is doused in your name

You fill his mouth

His teeth ache with memory of

Taste

His body just a long shadow

Seeking yours

But you are always too intense

Frightening in the way you want

Him

Unashamed and sacrificial

He tells you that no man can live

Up to the one who

Lives in your head

And You tried to change didn't

You?

Closed your mouth more

Tried to be softer

Prettier

Less volatile, less awake

But even when sleeping you could 

Feel

Him travelling away from you in his

Dreams

So what did you want to do love

Split his head open?

You can't make homes out of 

Human beings

Someone should have already 

Told you that

And if he wants to leave

Then let him leave

You are terrifying

And strange and beautiful

Something not everyone knows

How to love.

Please reload

Featured Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Recent Posts

May 1, 2016

April 30, 2016

April 30, 2016

April 28, 2016

April 10, 2016

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square