darkness consumes

it pulls me down
influenced by existence
canalised by my past
this darkness consumes
my present, everyday
i breathe, it breathes
with me
i awe at its depth
awaken to a different beat

sometimes, i let her 
take me
for hours i grieve in
this despair
a place that is secondary
it is from this nature
i emerge

nk. 17/6/17

20 years adorned

promises broken
tendons torn
love locked in layers
of pretence
20 years preserved
love locked in preservation
20 years adorned
to this fractured heart
disposable to many
indisputably yours.

nk 11/6/17