I write and publish my poetry first on Instagram. Then on Sundays, I post the poem that received the most likes or comments here on my blog. Below is my most popular Instagram poem this week, “What I Want”.
What I Want I want to sing like the turnings of the sea on an ordinary day. No great storms or great calm, just everyday waves. I want to write poems for those on the down low, and the hill up. For dreamers for doers for the people my people call colonised, for the colonisers who come to care. Is there a more beautiful thing in this world than a patched human heart? I want change. I want to see punishing systems dissolved, not in a fight but a whisper. I want to live out loud this life that is mine. I want you to live yours, us all out of hiding. I want more years, years more with my friends, my long love, my forever babies. I want to think like water. I want to move like a leaf. I want to be like air, to touch everyone lightly with a love that’s invisible but inhaled. I want desire to expand me all the way into old age and beyond. I want my want to keep me wanting