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A Lot Like Wilting by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Nights fadeOne into the otherLike stacked dominoesCrashingIn the whispersRevealing the nightmareOf fears Walking in the wastelandBroken dreamsPierceLike shrapnelBlood stainsOf regret On these nightsThinkingIs a lot like wiltingIn waitingFor water [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Aaishah Mayet hails from the City...

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] I dream in colourVivid palette knife renditionsBlock mountedFramed in walk through galleriesOilsAcrylicsFlowers for the living I dream in black and whiteHaunting shades of sepiaIn negative exposuresOf putrefied pastsUntil my voice croaksIn perforatingSongs of light Somewhere in between: I...

Origami by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Pillars on the promenadePaper boatsPaper planesFix the cornerLaunch itFloat itFlies then falls for a reverse foldPropelled by a sink fold Who are you to be? Visions of the mountain's fortitudeGiving rise to riftsTo valleysOf liberated ecstasy Who are...

How to Play with Fire by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Reckless abandon scorchesIn the smokeless surrender of regretBlistersIn the cauldron of wisdomAs fires roar and crackleIn jest:Play with me And the years pile on digitsTongsPokersAnd oven glovesRoad maps navigating hot coalsAnd hard woodsTo fan the furnaceOf flaming enjoymentIn...

Doppelganger by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Dear COVID-19 Deathly threat, deft devouring spreaDOminously swinging your swift lassOPeople fall-unsuspecting- into your laPProne for the picking, lacking a roadmaPEvil! Silent! Stealthy! Spherical and vilELacking moral compass, out on the prowLGang headquarters in a suffocating lunGAvaricious, you...