sensual poetry

open seas

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I saw you by chance
Your beautiful eyes looked past me
I on the other hand was swallowed up by your gaze
Your radiant eyes are an ocean
A sea of mystery
I drown in the white of your eyes
The winds of love are erratic
Much like storms that govern the open seas
Will I survive on my little wooden raft
Ever since I laid my eyes on the flesh that carries your soul
I sail the seas of hope
Wishing to arrive at the shore where your heart rests
My heart is a sailor dying from scurvy
Starved of reciprocation
Lacking life’s ultimate vitamin
Before your eyes embrace my wish
Before your eyes wipe the tears from mine
Please don’t blink
My hopes might dissipate in the dark of your eyelids
Don’t let the audacity of hope drown in a sea of emptiness

knox mahlaba
Copyright © 2016
Author of Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
‪#‎backfromthedeadtherisingofanafricanspirit‬
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promise

Tulips in Keukenhof GardensLove is invisible
Elusive to those seeking it
Abundant to those passing by
Pointless running after it
Love is a feather floating in the wind
Play hide ‘n seek
And it will find you
Perch itself on your back like a bat on a cave wall
Your love letter is on its way
Maybe in the mail
An innocuous clash of trolleys at the grocery store
Followed by the smile you’ve been waiting a life time for
The smile that illuminates your world
Love is the reason we stay alive
When the pendulum swings your way
Hold on for dear life
It’s bungee jumping without the safety procedures
When love grabs hold of you
Don’t run away
Love is a drone
Without love
Life is a bud that died too soon
An empty promise

knox mahlaba
Copyright © 2016
Author of Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
‪#‎backfromthedeadtherisingofanafricanspirit‬

buffet

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The blind date was an eye opener
Dinner danced on the tips of our tongues
The conversation flowed
Wine wetted the appetite
Loosed our hang ups
Her lips covered in an audacious red
Company sparkling
The atmosphere pleasant
Awkward moments kept themselves to a bare minimum
The bill was settled by the gentleman
As we were about to part ways
Our lips met
She pulled me into her cab
Her apartment was cosy
Reminiscent of a country cabin
Our garments excused themselves
I parted her legs
Kissed her
Until she parted company with her senses
Her limbs climbed my torso like ivy on a perimeter wall
Didn’t know dessert would out do dinner
We danced until the wee hours
Didn’t know I was the dessert
The pudding was out of this world
Had seconds
Helped myself to some more
She was insatiable
In the morning we had an after party
Wish last night was every night

knox mahlaba
Copyright © 2016
Author of Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
‪#‎backfromthedeadtherisingofanafricanspirit‬

pussy cat

i want a wonder woman
wake me every morning with a kiss of death
kiss me like a lion
a tigress whose claws will grab hold of my spirit
a woman who wears her onyx fur coat with utmost pride
whose mind embodies a black panther
my kitty must have a big heart
kind enough to forget the sorrows that led her to me
agile enough to land on her feet
lick her paws
our love be blessed with nine lives
she can be lithe like a cheetah
or heavy like a leopard
as long as i feel her canines bite into my soul
she must never change her spots
hold me tight like prey

knox mahlaba
Author – Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
Copyright © 2015

baby

I meant what I said
From the deepest corners of my heart
When I said I love you
When I said I do
Our vows are sacred
Yet I am about to
About to do the unthinkable
In my mind for now
Your words
Your remarks
Are sending me
Pushing me towards
Where I don’t wanna go
Please baby
Mind your words
Your words are like a bull in a china shop
In my mind for now
Don’t know about later

knox mahlaba
Author – Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
Copyright © 2015

stars & stones

We so blessed
Our skin is the blueprint of our beauty
Resembling black gold
Smooth like crude oil
A back drop for gold
Oh my
We so blessed
Essence of beauty
A universal complexion
Dark skin
So beautiful
Our skin a solar panel
Absorbing the sun with ease
No wonder we warm hearted
We so blessed
Coffee coloured
Covered in melanin
Nature’s indulgence
Jet black
The colour of the gods
Onyx, Tourmaline, Obsidian
Gemstones
Lauren, Alek, Viola
Stars
Nature’s desire
A variety of black
Damn!
We so blessed

knox mahlaba
Author – Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
Copyright © 2015

time

Not too long ago
I used to listen to you
I got to know you and your whims
We could kiss forever
Hold hands for an eternity
Cuddle for days
Shag like porn stars
I could undo your shirt
Unzip your desire
Immerse my head in your bosom
Nibble on your nipples
Let my naughty fingers run amok
My hands got to know you even better
You gave the best head
I had the freedom of the city
Pull up your skirt
Play with you
Kiss you where you wanted
My tongue made you do cartwheels
Back then
You were my every woman
My soul provider
I was privileged
I could run a bath for you
Watch you touch yourself
Burst your banks
We made love in every way
Anywhere and anytime we wanted
Behind closed doors
Under open skies
Back seat of my jeep
We were held captive by love
Today we too busy
Arrested by complacency
Way too busy to celebrate our love
Too tired to acknowledge each other
You don’t talk dirty too me no more
We don’t talk period
Baby love
If you can hear me
Pull up to my bumper
You remind me of something
My girl
Fcuk your schedule
Your body is calling

knox mahlaba
Author – Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
Copyright © 2015