A Rush of Green (with Nandita)

Had the pleasure of doing another collaboration with the exceptional Nandita. Her majestic verse was absolute magic to write off.

when twilight shines
and pins it with a star.
when the cuckoo sings,
and the mountains stand tall,
when the birds chirp and
she looks at me
with the depth of an ocean,
when her lips tremble and
her eyes reveal all
that she wants
to kiss me as if
there is no morrow…

the cesspools of sorrow
hollow
at the seams
of translucent dreams.
as constellations of green
caught in the peal
of the iris
rush in beams
as quick
as the flow of seas
began by the gentle breeze
seized in serene of their peel

© Hudson Biko and Nandita Manan Yata. 2018.

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hope

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occasionally hurt hearts

give way to droll souls

in the hope that may

placate the pain we

maintain in veins

that slowly drains

us.

( in the hope

that we may

heal )

© Hudson Biko

Photograph: Xavier Sotomayor

Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Droll (It’s been a while since I did one these, thought I’d give it a try today. 💞 )

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it’s about the one

you try not

to think

about

 

© Hudson Biko

Photograph by Arvin Febry

Simmering

We could see

the sun’s reflection

across sections

of

rolling seas,

 

We stood

under an eternity

of palm trees

sipping tea

held

in palms

already simmering,

 

Simmering

as we stood

staring.

 

And that’s when

You asked me if

I loved you too

And

all I did

was look at you

Stammering

7.37 AM

Morning

 

© Hudson Biko