Mondays With Mike is BACK!
Our guy Mike in Australia has been on a bit of a hiatus since he took a new job. He’s a sensitive soul, Mike is, and he’s a poet.
His muse is a beautiful Black Woman whose Twitter handle is @MissLJay20.
Mike wrote a poem for her and shared it with us:
Just one word and I’m over the edge,
Falling from the walls of isolation,
Into the abyss so open and inviting,
Calling your name on the spiral down.
I once held on for dear life to it,
Clutching my fears with bloodied fingers,
Bruised and scraped my way to a higher loft,
And saw to lock myself away in a gilded cage.
But the merest whispers of your words sang,
And the locks and chains broke away,
So easily the walls did fall,
Did they even exist?
So now I descend freely into the space,
And a song of a thousand voices bear me aloft,
To fall with the weight of a feather,
Burning heart into the arms of an Angel.
We love it!
Stay tuned; next week in Part 2, Mike goes into detail about why he celebrates Black Women in his poetry.
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