the offering

My dear friend, Aaminah Shakur, owner and operator of Elephant & Dove Designs, painted a lovely piece titled “The Offering” that inspired me greatly. She is also found here.

red is the colour that binds me
that flows and snakes
and pools beneath me
hurry
and take
what i give
devour the destiny
i’ve ripped from my chest
and lap
at the wounds
you’ve carved
you’re an angel
a devil
the proof that God laughs
the link
to the faith
i have failed
to discard
hurry
and claim
the prize
you have won
hurry
and kiss all these scars
i pray
at your feet
and curse at your face
and cry
when your back
is beyond
my palms
hold nothing
that has not been lost
surrendered
to your charms

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