Her name speaks of revolution.
Underneath her bones is an abandoned city.
Waking up to injustice
The first time you kiss her like an apology she tastes like forgiveness
The second time she tastes like blood.
Her name is an anthem in your head
of a country that refused you refuge
Her name sounds like love to you
Your name sounds like revenge,
Rage in her mouth , a trigger shaped like a swear word
and a barrel full of broken promises
the bullet shells clinking to the ground
Echoing anything but forgiveness
In the war inside your head
You realise your punishment
Is living with yourself.
In the war inside your heart
There is no victor
Your body is an abandoned graveyard
of all the dreams that died in you
marching like soldiers to their death
Your mind refuses to grant you refuge
In the war inside your bones
Your demons are waiting to swallow you whole
To shred up your soul
Your reckoning has come, he wears black ,
he calls himself judgment day
Spitting stones and shooting missiles your way
You're on your knees praying for an escape, paying for it with regret
But you're confusing escape with death.