Friday, 24 June 2016

194 order

When Ugly eats Pretty,
When decay corrupts,
Order only seems disrupted.

Kim Magennis 2016

Thursday, 23 June 2016

193 clouds

When clouds gather in my sky, and shadows paint monsters on my bedroom wall, I cower.
Until I trap myself in a corner.
And in my self-mutilation, the fragile shreds of domesticity are ripped from my soul.

I set aside the ethos and praxis carved in my mind
and deal with one undeniable imperative:
I choose to survive.

And the clarity that decision brings strips away
all the handicaps
I have adopted, to play small, so that I fit in.

Kim Magennis 2016

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

192 portal 03

In the narrow confines of my mind
I shrink and contract.
And then
I catch a glimpse of the sky
And remember
I am not this mind.

Kim Magennis 2016

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

191 mastery

I resist and struggle,
I was made for this.

Kim Magennis 2016

Monday, 20 June 2016

190 monsters

In quiet suburbs,
Hidden, in clear view,
Dwell monsters.

Designer clothes
Designer toys
Designer tastes

A child in the cupboard,
A meth lab in the attic,
A body in the basement.

Isolated, Insulated, Incomplete.

Doing whatever it takes
To make ends meet.

Apparent normality
Shielding the depth
Of depravity.

Dead hearts and souls don't keep friends.

Kim Magennis 2016

Thursday, 9 June 2016

189 eclipsed

Relentless, my doubts
Throw shadows across my mind
Yet still, hope shines bright.

Kim Magennis 2016

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

188 clarity

is only achieved
when I choose
what to perceive

internal noise
I am able to see past
external distraction

And then

ãKim Magennis 2016

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

187 love

Let me shelter you,
Dear sweet heart of mine
Let me defend you.

Let me be
Your safehouse.

Can be mine.

Kim Magennis 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016

186 pathways 03

As crisp, mountain melt
so consciousness
fills the pool of my mind:
unearned largesse
from above.

Kim Magennis 2016

Thursday, 2 June 2016

185 joy

The joy of movement
flows through her skin.

Muscle, bones, tendons
all respond in
an ecstasy
of speed,
and power.

The ultimate freedom:
to be all that she can be.

ãKim Magennis 2016

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

184 eagle eyes

Keen eyes,
what do you see?
Do you see the husk
or, do you see me?

ãKim Magennis 2016