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Sunflowers by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] BleedThe people we becomeSlashed by our burdensDashed by our missionsEmbittered in the toil RiseThe soul of the soilBeats in resilienceEarth-scented richnessAmber-huedGlints of gold dust HarvestAs seeds splitAnd cheerful petals turn full facedReceiving the sunFrom East to WestFacing each...

Hygge by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Close your eyesBoarding passes readyPlush velvet quiltsMugs of mocha javaPurring fur child at your feet Close your eyesSummer breezesSticky watermelonA smoky barbeque hazeGiggles and splashes Close your eyesFind the magicFeel the wonderUnearth past joysTurn them into walking phantoms...

Soar by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Stumbling scribblesOf baby stepsAnd trembling handsRamblings of a rookie Vini-I came Smiting trepidationOvercoming insecurityAnswering challengesRoaring, raging, ruffling, ravenous learning Vidi-I saw Samples of expertiseOf those who had prevailedAnd carved canyons in the cloudsResiliently relishing growth Vici-I conquered [tabby...

Message In A Bottle – (A Pantoum) by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] At what point will you hear my patter?Gut-jolting, tear-jerking madnessHead-rearing, spine-curdling, heart aflutterYet there reigns an oblivious stiffness Gut-jolting, tear-jerking madnessSubstantiated by science and researchYet there reigns an oblivious stiffnessSelf-absorbed denial on her perch Substantiated by science and...

Bonsai- (A Ghazal) by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Root me in the soil of wonders hereLet magic nourish my thunders here As Winter's wildfires spit, split, searBorn from pruning shears and blunders here As water sprays in a blurring hazeMind: Fly in a flight of dreamers...