i’ve forgotten

I’ve forgotten how to be soft, tender, and warm.I’m standing amid a snowstorm and it’s starting to feel like home.When did it begin? Was it with him? Taking something from me time and time again, I’m used to shivering in the cold. naked and defenseless, when’s the last time an embrace was offered, no guarantees […]

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how Long?

How Long? – Mecca-Amirah Jackson How many times will I curl up and try to disappear? How many more nights of begging for answers? Loneliness ripping  through me like riptides; im clinging on  for dear life. Haven’t thought of ending it in a while but standing before the truth, alone, God it makes me question […]

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i demand the moon

i demand the moon – 9/26/2020 sometimes i miss you, most i days i don’t. it’s fading—those moments where i can easily picture your face. i struggle now to remember.  if this is progress than why does my heart scream? pumping slower, heart beat losing its rhythm, i’m moving on, going forward but without the […]

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a boy, in my bed

a boy, in my bed – 9/21/2020 i write this for you, who may be wondering why despite the hours settled  in the sheets of my bed, you left with nothing but the conversations we shared playing back in your head. you see, intimacy is more than skin–it’s the exchange of breath, the sighs, the […]

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night-bloomer & Ascend

night-bloomer night-bloomer is a dark and lush poetry collection divided into seven chapters: new moon, crescent, waxing gibbous, full moon, wolf moon, waning, and full cycle. each poem bursting with vivid language and raw and honest emotions, Mecca-Amirah’s latest installment explores topics like relationships, betrayal, depression, and self-love.check out more of her work at: http://meccaamirahjackson.com […]

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This isn’t love (love does not take from you)

This isn’t love (love does not take  from you)-  9/15/2020 you say this is love, tears mingling with your pleas. skin pale, teeth rotting  from decay; how can you call this love when it drains you?  robs you of joy and leaves you with nothing but scraps to keep warm?   you deserve  a feast […]

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where it went wrong

“where it went wrong” – Ascend– page 27-29 where it went wrong i it has become an obsession of mine: going back in time, decipheringthe wreckage, the carnage,to find where it went wrong. ii there must be a clear path…a reason…something so simple that i could go back in timeso you can love me. forgive […]

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bury me

bury me -sept 5/2020 bury my emotions, so deep, you can’t  see the tops of my feet. bury me, bury me, deep. i don’t want them to hear my  screams. bury me, until they see, that this was more than a cry  for help;  i came to you for shelter but  you turned your cheek. […]

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