Desire by Njeri Wangari


Desire won’t

Desire won’t drown you like wet kisses from a dog

It will hang you out to dry

your wet dreams will be a nigh mare you walk into

eyes steaming with their arms stretched out

like a toddler

It will not hold your heart from rolling

nor hold your legs together

when all you want

is to hear the sound

of lips letting go

It will not dig you a grave

To bury your longing for whips and chains

It will stand by and urge you to dig deeper

You will love the feeling

as your lungs hold up their mouths


underneath the rubble.

Njeri Wangari

16th April, 2014

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