Tuesday Poetry: Thirst

Have you ever been thirsty
Wanting a drink so much
It makes your body shake

Have you ever been thirsty
So many times you didn’t
Want another drink

Have you ever been so
Parched and dry
You thought you’d never
See any liquid again

How long have you felt thirst
But never quenched it

I’m always thirsty
And I always try to drink
But the beverages want
Someone else to consume them

My lips, always chapped
My heart, always dry

From the poetry collection Cats, Coffee, Catharsis.

Poetry Monday: Who has the Answers?

How do you tell
Someone you’re lonely
Without it sounding
Like you just
Want attention –
How do you make
Them understand
The depth of
The darkness
You feel inside –
How do you ask
Them how they
Feel about you
Without sounding
Needy and annoying –
How do you know
If your mind plays
Tricks on you or
If everyone around
You lies –
What if, despite
What they say
You’re not important
To anyone –
How do you survive –

From the poetry collection Cats, Coffee, Catharsis.