G E M I N I- Eli Kyoko

You say, my newborn face dwells only in the frames of your ancient house,

and my purity was left in my mother’s womb and arms

So now, you try to cleanse me with your precious soap,

Scour… Scrub… Rub…

and then you conceal me with lotion, some powder, more perfume!

And yet some more, make me sore

Chafed. Excoriated. Distorted.

But I am the one who chokes on all the bitter pills you have to swallow

I am the one who burns your cigarettes as I varnish your thoughts,

and engrave your soul within my poetry

whilst you hide along its dusky alley

I am the one who can assemble your back like a jigsaw puzzle

I know your true colors, your soft spots

I know how to get you down on your knees

I know how we collide in the dark

For I’ve memorized the pieces and the layers of you,

and I’ve traveled the twisted lines on your spine too

I reside within your core, within the crevices of your bones

I am the scabs on your wounds, the callus on your fingers, the dust in your hair,

your best keeper

I am your shadows and I linger like the smell of cigarettes on your damp skin

Oh, my dearest self!

Stop excavating your flesh for my corpse

‘Cause I’m never ever gonna be away,


Eat me whole.

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Out In The Cold- Eli Kyoko

I wore your hat to protect my head
from the debris falling from our family tree
but the spilling blues and red,
lumps the purple on my skin
The invisible scars, the indelible tints
Throbs and thumps within
‘Cause father, when you left
I saw how mother went out in the cold
gasping for life, bereft
She wore my hug to warm her skin, to endure your sin
I caught the cerulean falling stars from her cheeks
and wished for a warmer tomorrow
The bleak moonbeams break
I held the fragments of her soul harrowed
Saturated, dispersed
The sky was disintegrating on our bodies,
perforating our flesh, dilapidating our minds
And everyday I drink mother’s whines
‘Cause father, when you left
I was out in the cold like her
I was my mother, I was a seeker
My soul traversed through the mists,
with your love’s empty fists
I found solace in the flickering light of a melting house, a melting wax
And there I dipped my nib
I sipped catharsis, I sipped relief
And then the pain of you spewed
An icy mountain of desires formed somewhere
I know, you were once there
Now, a part of us is still out in the cold
But my love’s unceasing and my heart shall remain as bold

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The Day I Welcomed Darkness- Eli Kyoko

The day I welcomed darkness,
I lay by the window watching the sunrise of memories deliquesce upon my morbid mouth
Smelling the peaches of no surprise,
I let it swill unto my deforested cavity
I’ve been expecting its infliction
Prepared the table with a cup of coffee and cigarettes,
Urged to change the warm comfy sheets and placed some pillows embroidered with my embrace

I knew this isn’t a one-night stand
It has planted the seeds of tragedy in my skin
I watered my body and the ink ripples within
Set to crack into a tree, set to blossom into spring
I long for equanimity up in the moon, my hanging coffin

And it summoned the storm, its dark circled eyes revolving on top of me
I could taste its kisses pulsating within my flesh
Tremors and discordance wrap around my ears,
The metempsychosis of buried bruises appears
Apoplexy and seizures
An intimate crusade occurs
Like forbidden romances,
Destiny prances in my universe
On the day I welcomed darkness,

A long lost lover has finally come home

In the deep,

Inside of me.


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Read more of Eli’s writing at Moonlit Pieces