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Chaos Theory by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] "Inconsequential" you sayDo you mean like dominoes?"Shrunken"Do you mean like a jack-in-the-box?"Subliminal"Do you mean like a haunting future realization?FlashbacksRelivingIn petrified palpitations NothingIs Something Even the ephemeral flutterOf a Swallowtail's paired canvasInitiates air currents"Miniscule"Invitations to a vortex of a...

Ivory Tusks by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Castles on the clouds of convenient oblivionAs the architecture of tusks towersFrom covert operations of land and sea Rapunzel sings the lyrics off the scrimshawAnd covets the exotic netsuke charm But her locks are greying There is only...

Sand Castles by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] A deep rage bristles across decadesA RancidRepugnantMonument to injustice Forgiveness dwells in sand castlesHeld in contemptOn the shoresOf toxic seasCorrosiveTo the corroded As the voices of innocentsAre muffledIn the ether of niceties And the minds of innocentsAre tormentedBy...

Sonnet for my Ikigai by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] You are more than a void beneath my barkYou are a restless ache; my northern starInsatiable magnetism; my markPenned by Heavenly Quills devoid of mar Yet you speak incomprehensible tonguesYour cinnamon scent beneath rough layersA deep mystery to...

The Holy Ones by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] Hubris thundered from a pulpitMending walls As WrathReigned fire and brimstone As Avarice regarded the collection trayIn beady-eyed visions of mansionsIn Blinding light As self-proclaimed prophethoodHealed infertilityIn a prayer of LustOn the womb of another man's wifeAnd HumilityHung...