Conjunction

We’re
joined at
the
hip
by a
few conjunctions;
lending their
candid
services
and
keeping
us
intertwined
like
a novel
and her
captive audience’s
nimble
fingers.
Our
world
just got
a
little
bigger,
and I’m
just beginning
this
verse filled
with
love on the
brain,
hot ice
on the roof,
and
a few
more
conjunctions
to
draw you
closer
to
me.

M.C. Davis

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This Is Why I Would Leave You

Every now and then, I want to leave you.

I want to take keys in hand, proceed left and exit far from the room towards the nearest expressway South. In fact, there are times where I wish the day would simply close her eyes in pure spite just to see you fly from the shelf in disbelief. I’m being honest about this, and extremely keen to the newness of the next day I’ll experience without you.

I’m fair about this too.

See, I’m giving you my 30 seconds notice just in case you’ve hired a street lawyer to type out and limbo my words into pointy things that hurt, ping, and dismantle the truth. I’m only taking my portion of the rent and applying it to the right investment outside of you. I’m also taking my half of the couch and making sure our stains are not left in the fabric that she’s had to learn to grin and bear for these past years. Lastly, I’m garnishing those immense wages from my memory just in case it feels the need to pay it forward in some other way.

I’m leaving if you haven’t found the necessary clue within my poetry.

I’m leaving and there’s nothing you can do about it. The decision has been made and I’m finally free within myself to cater to my own needs, without the comfort of catering to yours. I’m fancy-free even, laying in the sun with a deliberate tone, and wasting my day drinking sweet tea near some watery thing slowly catching my eye.

And just in case you’re wondering, I’m moving with all my flaws, mistakes by the millions, and too many bumps and bruises to count. I’m flexing my muscle the right way and it’s too bad we’re beyond the strength of a bond.

These ones and zeros are plain and simple to understand.

I’m leaving and feeling no pressure to lay down and wait for Zeus to change his mind.

M.C. Davis

There’s A Battle Of Two Wolves Inside Us All

An old Cherokee told his grandson: “My son,
there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth.”

The boy thought about it and asked: “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”. The old man quietly replied:

“The one you feed.”