Ruled by Love


exposed my vulnerabilities,

praised me as it dressed me in poetry.

Exchanged emptiness for a beautiful

existence; eyes and mind cracked

open with clarity of thought.


unchained restraints, freeing

my voice that was stuck

on mute; no longer

chaste or polite,

quick to






released echoes from the confines

of my chest, swept the doorway of my

heart, preparing for its special guest.

And today I can laugh at what

scorned me yesterday; free

of who I was, embraced

within the shine.


observe me

in silence for

I am… and

I am not,

a lit

candle burning water,

a resurrected seeker,

a metaphor; an

Alchemist of


Niky’s Ink

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