I don’t think poetry is really for me
as I struggle between
short Instagram pieces
to heart wrenching spoken word poetry.
I don’t find myself playing carefully
with metaphors, paradoxes, similes
the world might have a lot to offer for people ‘like me’
but I don’t have it in the category
of poets with #hashtags and black Kohl eyes
And a soft voice
Which drops low at the exact time
with hands dancing on the rhythm
and perfect pauses
that made people skip a beat.
Me? I am a bit to ordinary
will you really want to hear me?
sluttering my way through
stumbling upon stories deep in my heart
looking away, mumbling
with heartbeat louder than my words
like a beating drums
are my stories worthy of the world?
Maybe I’ll be the only one ever
sighing softly as I read my words
and feel the magic
maybe that is enough for me.