Cooking up a storm

Like a proud groom Flaunting the wedding night sheet; Bold splashes of color dot The white spic-and-span walls Of my kitchen. I have made my presence felt And proved my innocence In the fires of hell. Bowls wiped clean, Plates sunny-side up The cutlery clang nervously Waiting to be picked up. My teeth click rhythmically … Continue reading Cooking up a storm

Legends of the Shores

Smoke or salt The raw, foul-smelling within.¬† Dash of a bite Beyond the shape of human. Straying from home To bring full nets Of women. Gutting and salting their catch. Men sworn to protect Tell chilling tales Of our ancestors¬† Celebrated in history As the Legend of the Shores. Looting, pillaging and stealing happiness has … Continue reading Legends of the Shores

A Contract of Pleasure

She let out a long sigh as she applied the pretty pink shade of her lipstick and smoothed it out over lips chapped dry from all the nervousness that she was feeling. Her newly polished nails reflected prettily as slashes of color in the mirror. Once everything was finished, there was nothing else left to … Continue reading A Contract of Pleasure