Sunday, 31 August 2014

A place only adults know

Let's sail away on paper boats,
Draw our hearts like we used to,
Doodled pages in red ink,
And black Xs and Os,
Let's forget our past,
And find again,
That child within,
But I think society killed mine,
So now I can never find,
That innocent peace,
Let my boat sink,
Death can sometimes,
Be a sweeter release,
Let me go where this black water flows,
A place only adults know.

~Rei Shiori

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Still you come back

Still you come back,
In little snippets of memory,
That I know I should forget,
And I lie awake at night,
Thinking of him,
Suddenly you appear again,
Rewind my dreams,
Can I see the last of you now?
I don't want to head back,
To us and shards of you and me,
To the broken pieces,
Of what we used to be,
Give it up,
Don't come back,
Not in the night shadows,
Not in the dreams that capture,
And make me struggle as I sleep,
Don't swing low,
Underhanded as you were,
I think it's about time you let me go,
The futures that could have been,
I don't need to know,
Still you come back,
In echoes.

~Rei Shiori

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Like dust

Bring me your painted lips,
Your lithe waist,
Scarred hips,
Let me touch you,
The way you want me to,
And we'll forget all the rules,
Shuck them like the clothes,
Remove the shame,
The same way you threw,
The memories too,
Touch me and watch me burn,
Watch me move,
And we'll learn,
From each other,
Shut out the lights,
The rules that bind tight,
Shut out the voices inside,
Tonight is just for us,
No need to ask,
Do as you will,
I will burn the whole night through,
Till your fingers sift through,
The ashes of me,
I'll settle on your skin,
Like dust.

~Rei Shiori