coney island, 2019

View this post on Instagram silent screams stretch the length of eternity…i tug the thread, desperately. i trail behind and pray. a smile on my face while my skin shutters and stretches. anything can happen on a summer day-a host of clouds gathered before an abandoned pier, a lone figure wavering at the edge, mute, […]

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Reflecting

I’ve been using this month as a time of peace and reflection✨ and with that, came a realization that there is still more to come. overcome. I was going through my past writing and noticed not only my growth as a writer but the change in me 🌸 so proud of the woman I am […]

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Lost and Found review

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2875579092 In her lovely poetry collection Lost and Found, Ahmed comes full circle with her relationship with God–questioning his role in our lives, damning him, to understanding and accepting him and the lessons and hardships that go along with his guidance. A natural storyteller, Ahmed’s voice draws you in as you as she welcomes you […]

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i am ready to start over

ive finally found clarity… this new, alien feeling, i will treat it as if is it was a fledging tree. i will be tender with its root and I will sit back and watch with unparalleled awe at what i accomplished. green-thumb, green eyes darken to a lovely amber, i am ready to start over […]

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clarity

  View this post on Instagram what is it that you desire? • • • #writer #poet #poetry #questions #poetry_addicts #poetryofdreams #poetrygram #dailypoetry #poetsofig #poetryporn #poetryhive #poetrybook #thoughts A post shared by Mecca-Amirah Jackson (@amateur__poet) on Jul 6, 2018 at 5:56am PDT

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and then you were gone…

i woke up and then you were gone- i searched high and low, beneath a waning tree, and by that boy’s house who once said he was going to marry me. maybe one day I’ll accept the truth: that a love that is honest and true scared you more than the demons whispering in my […]

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stuck in the past

i think you are still stuck in the past; trapped in an endless sleep cycle of should have’s and maybe’s. it’s a treacherous thing, to fall asleep lonely; waking up facing the left side and your heart grumbling as if it’s hungry. but as of lately, instead of facing reality, you close your eyes and […]

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unrequited

I was looking over some older poems and it is crazy how a writer’s voice can change. I noticed a trend of my writing from last year. It was so dense with raw, angry emotions. A whirlwind of desire, confusion, and betrayal. In those moments, I felt like I was helpless to these emotions I […]

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pitiful

the possibilities should have been endless; a treasure trove bursting with winking jewels, you could have sipped at my glee, nourished on my love, you would have been fat and fleshy. now you are starving. dying. because you misplaced me.

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