Poetry Monday: The Woman

She’s not just a woman
She is The Woman
The only one
She has such confidence and
Command of her sexuality
She is the most intelligent
The most beautiful
The most alluring
Goddess to grace
This dumpster fire of my life
I cannot live without her
And yet I cannot have her
I don’t want to control or possess her
Love is about appreciation not possession
I love her
I admire her
She does not feel the same
But she doesn’t reject me
She is mysterious and interesting
She’s everything I want in a life partner

From the poetry collection Men Are Garbage.

Throwback Thursday Poetry: The Faces

when i close my eyes
i see so many faces
so many friendly faces
the faces that can’t hurt
that can’t deceive you
no matter what i do
they’re there for me
and always will be

when i open my eyes
i see no faces
no friendly faces
just faces that hurt
and do deceive you
i do nothing
and they disappear
these faces have left me here

when i close my eyes
i see so many faces
so many friendly faces
but these faces do hurt
and do deceive you
no matter what i do
i see no faces
just emptiness in their places

Early poetry from James. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.