like the breath that’s trapped beneath your tongue

the breath that spoke my name

scented with memories of our tomorrow

memories I try to capture between our entwined fingers;

i should have seen it in the way your hands claimed mine

that first time we touched

an extension of mine, trembling.


your smile pierces through my chest

stops to marvel at how well your rib holds my heart

dissolves into the butterflies in my stomach

and melts into the liquid holding my weak knees

i try to stand upright.

stubborn in my quest to remain unmoved, unaffected

a quest I lost when my heart answered your call


you came to me on a sunny day

took me by surprise

i was looking for you in the shadows

whispers against the dark clouds

steady, your light was shining

showing me the way,

leading me

guiding me to you


i trace the lines of your lips

as if they hold a secret

i memorize their shape

when you say my name

i commit them to my eyelids

because when it finally rains

i’ll harvest my tears in their grooves

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  • Twinklettues  On October 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    WOW i shall copy paste this n make a fridge magnet kkk nice mashallah

  • Ghafla!Guy  On October 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    wow…this should be added to the Songs of Solomon!

  • Man Bolite  On October 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    As said before you do write beautifully! Please do post more often. Great stuff!

    • bintimswahili  On November 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

      Thank you and I’ll try get back on this soon. Thanks for the support 🙂

  • prity enigma  On November 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm


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