Star Gaze from Alley Ways

15 Feb

In the daylightalleyway

we can hold all of our lies

up to the sun

and see through them.

Mistake these moments

for clarity,

commit polygamy,

and marry different versions

of our selves.

Force them

to share the same bed.




We hold our hearts

over open fires.

Dip our tongues

in cool waters.

Give offerings

to the landscape

of our souls.


Construct skyscrapers

at night

where the sun would rise.


Star gaze from alleyways.

Under a haze of cigarette smoke,

our bleary eyes

give birth to new constellations.


Thumbing holes

in last night’s nylons

like rosary beads



creating our own meaning,

even if our conceptions

are contradictions.

We march forward,

not knowing our destination,

or state upon arrival.



Times when I am


surrounded by


sky         land        water


absent of


metal    iron        asphalt


I see God’s face.




Grace filled.


Pure Light.



I get this scary feeling


the lies

I ate as a sedative

the night before,


are no longer

sufficient replacements


of the truth.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Afroist

Here. Where you have normalised violence, coloniality, slavery- the utter destruction of the other. I am still breathing.

Sweta Ojha

A Personified Narrative : Defying Reality. Sketching Imageries.

The Naga

Critical. Crazy. Catastrophic.

420 ways to reach the sun

let the conversation begin.


I was born not knowing and have only little time to change that here and there

Moontime Warrior

Fearless Philosophizing, Embodied Resistance (by Erica Violet Lee)

Outrageous & Curvaceous

An Eccentric Account of a Journey to Wellness

%d bloggers like this: