2007 - 2021

Poem of the week : Marilyn

Marilyn

I have been lying here for daze now           and I
am tired        Tired of being
good             and lying down
But I have to be here                                    and
not move      or else they might miss me
An end is near I think                                             An
angel in a meat body has been floating behind my eye
I twitch         Their toe tickles my optic nerve They
do not wish me harm         Angels do not
sin                                        Angels sing
but I can not hear them
I can not taste them                      I
am hungry for their touch            But
not the whisper of a wing on my bare skin
The
devil     and
I            have kissed, you see       so I
am       no longer welcome          I am
just      here now
A horizontal thing
Small moments have passed through my
girl and
in to my woman                           and now
a kiss from the devil would suffice
Big moments have passed though my
world and I am
trying to refill the holes               I am trying
to
find the moments and stuff them back in
Someone will come soon
to find me                                    I would
love     to be found

 

 

Bee Asha Singh is a spoken word artist, and one third of the hip hop trio The Honey Farm, a Scottish female rap group that promote female confidence and egalitarian views. She is a founding member of Spit It Out Project, an award-winning collective aiming to build connections and provide a platform for discussions about trauma, mental health, sex positivity, and healing though creativity.

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