good bye

good bye                         December 4, 2016
i love you
sometimes i wish i didn’t
but i do

i love you
but i’m all done with
waiting for you

i love you
and i have nothing left to
say to you

for, you see,
i also love me
and my heart is empty

for, you see,
my love is for eternity
but you put a price on me

for, you see,
you cannot buy nor sell me
cage me nor keep me

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the dreamer

the dreamer                                    December 4, 2016
that dream of gardens in the sand
the paradise of God’s command

did i ever speak to you of
my vision of the garden of love?

ah, but if i did you have forgotten me
in your pursuit of politics and popularity

dream of gardens in the desert sand
dream of peace upon the land

for all it can be is dreaming
so long as you follow men’s scheming

listen to me now for i know
how to make the desert garden grow

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for the boy who promised me palm seeds

for the boy who promised me palm seeds   November 27, 2016
i’ve written you two books
and said nothing
for you refuse to look
into my eyes
and see the tears
you plant in my heart

all i wanted
was to know how to grow
the date palm
but here i am
with no tree

why do i still write
for a man who cannot see
my humanity?

i have a faithless heart
and perhaps this is my share of misery
for in the dream of paradise
God marked me His child
to be seen but never touched
to be handled only
as His daughter
and still i long
for human intimacy

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