GLITCH

so theres nothing I can do

to clothe what you

laid naked in me


how I burned with you


made you my sun


now you shine on me


when I was unconscious

barely existing

your love

pressed life out of me


me out of dying

out of dying

came spring


I took a risk

to break my heart open


split


I held it in your chest

and wished for it never to close again


ever


forever


is how long i'll remember

my face is a glitch


now Im combing my hair

with the comb over there


nonchalant manœuvres


sometimes i'm

too nervous


to speak truth

into existence


so I kissed it


in meeting you

i became the artist

formerly know as...


formally

my name is abbas


but when you say maysam

it continues to echo

I kiss the ocean for you

you shine on my skin


waves become still

distilled in the moment

losing rhythm


the absence of symmetry

was always a given


the absence of symmetry

more lovable than

a mirror, camera or green-screen


being in sync with your birth-mark

is how I learnt to see


and now I find hope in futures

where you are really you

and I am really me


never again not trusting

we broke away free


there is a beauty in breaking


incense must burn

because sweetness is violent


I was a liar

lying

on the outside of life

gums bleeding

biting

the coconut skin


heart hardened

I became

machine


‘til you danced on my metal

and made me like wind


you showed me

to live is a labor of love

and that dying is an art


make no mistake

we were injured

ruptured

heart's ripened

sweet as

sun kissed mangos

with the juice flowing everywhere


seductive fragrance in flux


insane and sacred

noble and naked


we


are never not in one another


my verses vagabond

strangers in places


like how we first met


a reminder that we were once home


and that's why there's poetry

in the way you compose

your translations

your movements

and the most mundane

of your prose


I'm walking on vapour


used to be medic

used to be prophetic

pathological

truth seeker


they say we were radical


I say up the ethane

let me show you the ether


look


how we are no where

never

nothing

neither past nor future


never hiding

the world an eternal playground


the way you move

it’s the most visceral


the way you do you

makes you an angel


I think

that I used to

think a lot

about thinking


and came up with nothing


nearly unconscious

barely existing

love is pressing

me out of living

out of dying


now i'm swimming


I swim good with you


so theres nothing I can do

to clothe what you

laid naked in me


how I burned with you


made you my sun


now you shine on me


when I was unconscious

barely existing

your love

pressed life out of me


me out of dying

out of dying

came spring


I took a risk

to break my heart open


split


I held it in your chest

and wished for it never to close again


ever


forever


is how long i'll remember

my face is a glitch


now Im combing my hair

with the comb over there


nonchalant manœuvres


sometimes i'm

too nervous


to speak truth

into existence


so I kissed it


in meeting you

i became the artist

formerly know as...


formally

my name is abbas


but when you say maysam

it continues to echo

I kiss the ocean for you

you shine on my skin


waves become still

distilled in the moment

losing rhythm


the absence of symmetry

was always a given


the absence of symmetry

more lovable than

a mirror, camera or green-screen


being in sync with your birth-mark

is how I learnt to see


and now I find hope in futures

where you are really you

and I am really me


never again not trusting

we broke away free


there is a beauty in breaking


incense must burn

because sweetness is violent


I was a liar

lying

on the outside of life

gums bleeding

biting

the coconut skin


heart hardened

I became

machine


‘til you danced on my metal

and made me like wind


you showed me

to live is a labor of love

and that dying is an art


make no mistake

we were injured

ruptured

heart's ripened

sweet as

sun kissed mangos

with the juice flowing everywhere


seductive fragrance in flux


insane and sacred

noble and naked


we


are never not in one another


my verses vagabond

strangers in places


like how we first met


a reminder that we were once home


and that's why there's poetry

in the way you compose

your translations

your movements

and the most mundane

of your prose


I'm walking on vapour


used to be medic

used to be prophetic

pathological

truth seeker


they say we were radical


I say up the ethane

let me show you the ether


look


how we are no where

never

nothing

neither past nor future


never hiding

the world an eternal playground


the way you move

it’s the most visceral


the way you do you

makes you an angel


I think

that I used to

think a lot

about thinking


and came up with nothing


nearly unconscious

barely existing

love is pressing

me out of living

out of dying


now i'm swimming


I swim good with you