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Awakened from This

Awakened from This
By Te’Kia Miller

Why shed tears for a false hope?
For the dream of a star out of reach
Was never meant to be
In this convoluted fantasy
Torn down by the hands of angered reality.
We must return this stolen love;
Time and space have shown themselves
Alive and well, ready at the helm.
And as one waking from a dreaming sleep
So too are we awakened from this.

Original. 2018.


The Life We Never Had

The Life We Never Had
By Te’Kia Miller

Starting out young we had galaxies of dreams,
Overloaded eyes seeing beyond sight.
But we never knew
They would weigh too much,
Never counted the cost to have such.
We took off at warp speed
For the future we saw was far
Living on the edge of our universe.
We believed in each other;
Hope was all we had, all we needed.
Love was all we had, all we needed.
But practicality bequeaths this knowledge:
That neither hope nor love pays a bill.
Now the wallet’s bleeding red.
Pressure is building frustrations
And fissures are starting to show
In a love we once had,
Suffocating the hope we once breathed.
So here we are on ventilating systems
Broken by dreams that never came to be.
We tried everything to make them work.
Everything we knew was all we knew.
Dragging love along the way
Passion fell off years ago
Leaving this garden we had
Famished and in drought.
This whole affair finally crashed,
Burning down our bliss hoped for
into a tainted future.

Now all we have is a fallen star tragedy
And the shadow of a watery grave.

Original. 2018.

This piece was inspired by the movie Acrimony. I’d seen it a few weeks ago and the next day I was inspired. It’s my take on the situation of the husband and wife (who becomes his ex-wife) and the life that they dreamed for but never got to experience together as they had hoped for.

P.S.- if you haven’t seen the movie, my apologies for the spoiler.

Love of No Return

Love Of No Return
By Te’Kia Miller

This is all we know to do
Never knowing anything else
Except the secret ways of touch
Lighting fires in windows of the soul
This is where you dwell in me
Diving for treasures hidden for you
Locked in the depths of contemplation
The way you love is a work of art
Sketching murals on my heart
The senses vibrating in supernovas
Rapture in these kisses divine
Descending gently in this gravity
Ever pulling us together
From which we will never return

Original. 2018.

Valentine Nights

Valentine Nights
By Te’Kia Miller 

Tantalizing are the days
Even more decadent
Are nights of a Valentine kind.
A moment snatched from time
Blissfully we are captured
In love’s divine. Sights unseen
Ascending to a ubiquitous level
Between King and Queen
We reign supreme in our Eden
The same is our sanctum.
Flowing in vibrating pulses
We implode through seducing gazes darkly
And rippling caresses charming
With exquisite kisses exploding
In splendid deeds buried in seeds
Planted eons ago.
We loved each other eons ago
The same is here and now.
Evermore alighted passions soar
Beyond to transcendence
To share and give unbridled
In unconditional terms,
Even life for life.
My dearly beloved forever
All of me is yours to have and hold
Beyond fretted sheets, starry skies
And Valentine nights

Original. 2017.

In Moments Mundane


In Moments Mundane
By Te’Kia Miller 


Thought I was in a world
Alone as solitary
Freely dancing in rhythms
Only my soul knows
From music floating in ribbons
And choruses of R&B melodies
When his slight touch apprehended me
His being sliding up behind me
In perfect time to beats
Our hearts know well
As we dance embraced in rhythm
We keep each other expertly
Even in moments thought mundane
Our attraction knows no bounds



Original. 2017. 2/7/2017.