The Sun

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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We held certain truths to be self-evident
Until they became inconvenient.
All men were created equal
-save for our women, slaves, and endentured servants.
They fought for the rights and succeeded
in receiving what should have been rightful theirs.
The words went on paper,
Undetered by resistance.
Yet, we still struggle in the execution.
Our eyes are still tailored
to judge the color against society
Instead of respecting the color on the paper.
The blackness of skin against a white society
Yields hatred easier
Than adherence to the black against white paper.
The law is in the letters,
Yet we still see it in lowercase.
These rights are endowed by a creator
Unalienable in the world
Unless you cross the magic line.
Red rover, red rover,
Send your tired, weak and weary over.
Unless they’re undocumented,
then we have the right to build a wall.
Your inalienable rights cease
Where our staked claim ends.
We’ll strip you of your liberty,
Passing legislation counter to our declared principles;
We’ll make you a criminal.
Illegal will be your name.
Life will be subjective,
Rendered irrelevant by the
Erasure of God’s granted rights.
We’ll strip you of humanity.
Man, woman, child…
All erased.
Removed by Sam.
An alien you be,
Ground into the earth,
Forever beneath me.
What God has given,
Let no man take asunder-
Unless it’s your faithful Uncle,
Standing firmly before the flag.

-SMW-

The Endless Chase

How do I relieve your doubt?
Help you feel the love I feel?
Reciprocated passion
Desiring you ’till time ceases.
I risk my sanity
And give you all

Oh, me…
I’ve never been all in.
Always one step behind
Keeping a watchful eye
And still blindsided by deceit.

I forego it all for you.
I walk ahead
Sprinting to that place
You are my wanderlust
The end where it all begins
I forsake my sanity
And offer you all…
All of the world that I can give
And all of me.

How do I relieve your doubt?
Help you feel the love I give?
Swim with me to the depths.
Release your doubts.
Risk the world for love
And give me all

Oh, my…
Join me in unabashed release
No longer one step behind
Close your watchful eye
And be blindsided by deep, meaningful love.

-SMW-

Distant Dreams

Slumber subsides,

Giving way to thoughts of you.

Are they dream carryovers?

The continuation of a unconscious play

Fighting its way into the living world?

Who cares?

The show must go on.

I, sitting on a couch,

Hold you sitting on my lap,

Your legs thrown sideways

With your arms around my neck.

The fingers of my left hand

Glide up your leg

Past the opening of a flower print dress

To the dripping of a pedal.

I toy

As smiles and smirks pass,

And loving eyes gaze deeply into each other.

A lower lip quivers as heartbeats quicken.

My right hand disappears momentarily

Until a handful of hair intertwines fingers.

A sharp tug releases a moan

And fingers enter the stream.

Biting on your neck

I search for the artery

Feeling the blood pump with my tongue.

The show should go on,

But the time isn’t right.

The passion burns within

Pulsing around knuckles

And squeezed against the rings.

My ears long for the shrieks,

But children wander the halls

And neighbors are not home.

I want to hear you howl at the moon

Until the night gives way to day.

Fingers return to shore and my right hand moves

To the back of your neck.

You taste the sweet ocean

Until I pull you in to pass it on to me.

Your head moves to my shoulder

And the fire gives way to love.

My fingers interlock

Squeezing you close to my body.

Hearts beat rhythmically

In tune with the universe.

Smiles… genuine, deep, and sincere…

Rest upon our faces

As the desire sustains us

Until the screams can be released.

This show will go on,

And it shall never be matched.

-SMW-