JANUARY 12 READER: AKASHA, WORDSMITH.

COMING TO OUR STAGE, A NEW NEWARK NATIVE!

Raised in Dallas, TX, reborn in Washington, DC, and debuting on her first nationwide tour: Akasha has been a poet since she first learned to form phrases on the page. Inspired by poets ranging from Emily Dickinson to Nikki Giovanni, this wordsmith combines traditional poetry mechanics with celestial imagery and percussive cadence.

akasha

his words cut like blazing lasers 
ripped her pride 
smothered her beauty 
rubbed salty tears 
into the cuts and scrapes 
left raw on her heart 
never healed. 
 
there it was: battered and pierced
still fierce as water
gaping 
gushing 
hoping to be whole 
trudging through depths 
of longing 
to belong
to believe 
its pulsing was not in vain; 
this heart that had been slain.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED AKASHA, WORDSMITH. 2015
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