Why should you care about them?
Someone who was beside you every time you needed it?
If didn’t needed, wanted
Or at least seemed to want
Why should you ask about someone who
Asks about you
Remembers you everyday
Helped to get to where you are
Made countless efforts for you
Flattered you
Praised you
Even when hurt?
Why should you include someone
That included you in their routine?
Why should you trust someone
Who entrusted the most precious secrets to you?
Why should you talk to
Who talks about you out there
Saying you are the most brilliant person on this planet?
Why should they care about all of this
If it’s without them that you’re the happiest?

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Even if I was living among the clouds
And the rain was my tears watering everything I like the most
Still the earth would be divided
Between the damp earth with blossoming sprouts
And the drenched land with puddles and lakes

Even with so many options
Like to feel the drips washing your face from all the dirt brought by life
Or the dust thrown by those who try to blind
Those whom I throw accurate drops of relief
Complain that the drop is not enough
Or that they spoiled the makeup

Mask off
Leave the makeup behind
And try to feel my love for one whole minute

Soft rain incoming
It’s so long better than the thunderstorm I hold inside

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The boy walks towards his mother
Looks lost but opens a smile
Trust and love with pure innocence

The boy grows up and unties from her
Owning his mistakes, embracing his fears
Gets lost even more but the smile remains

The mother gets sick and the boy comes back
They’re not the same anymore, don’t even try
And the smile steps away to reveal a cry

The boy is no longer a boy, the mother will always be
None are to blame for what urges the life
Both thank the journey and make the smile thrive

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Under the Moon shine
Every night a hunter descends the hill to Hollow

One night he found a dog
Barking to emptiness, white brighter than light

It allured the hunter towards a tree
Thick trunk, 60 feet tall, covered in vines

The dog began to scratch the trunk
And the hunter, mesmerized, took his knife to peel the wood

Suddenly, the dog’s eyes caught fire
In a flame so big it could be seen by the village

Then it capered, vanishing inside the tree
The hunter was found hung, “Liar” was carved in the trunk

The dog?
Never seen

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The emptiness of not belonging
It’s just not emptier
That the emptiness of not being

If I am then I belong
At least to the places I know
Even if this means
Belonging to the place I’ve been

When I feel myself empty
Just existing
Then I fill myself
Just by being

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Skin to skin
A handshake
Maybe a hug
Suddenly holding hands
Close enough, wet lips
A skin is always marked
For another intensely touched skin
Electricity flowing through the limbs
It shocks the whole body
Bristles all hairs
Heat that warms the chest

I give you my hand and you come
We slide as if nothing could stops us
And no one sees
Everything is left behind in a vertigo of sound and light
Me deaf
You mute
Both hearts beat together in a symphonic suite

We wake up in the backseat
My sigh, crazy for your scent
Intertwined fingers and a kiss

Everything’s off in a blink

Lust and shame
We’re awake again

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Cozy moonlight
Starry sky overhead
As light as delicate feathers
Driven by a gentle breath

That’s when the howling comes
In a deeply sincere confession
The chest hurts as it’s out
Heart thanks each pronunciation

Watchful ears up, don’t want to stop
No fear or distress
Just listening to the beautiful song
Fifteen minutes more, please?

And other version comes without miss
It’s not mean but tries to weigh in
And break up all that strong illusion

The fantasy gets lost in the music
And the footsteps passing by in background
For a moment feels like there were no more stars

And the smokescreen opens
And the conversation gets lost

Diving into deep, keeping the fantasy melody
Alive in the infinity of the own world within

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Sometimes I see you
Long, tall and dark
White big eyes
Screaming and scaring me

I can’t remember the first time I met you
But I remember how far I was
From myself and everyone else
You’re a monster I once feared
But I learned to leave you inside

Every time we meet again
Any way or place
I already know your behaviour
And I let you get outside once more

Then I regret it all
Should never leave you unattended
My negligence turns into remorse
A fate I never predicted
And I don’t want you anymore

Please, go away
And let my fearless fear depart
I believe you can do it
Promise, I will do my part

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Mau Salamon

Mau Salamon

Writer, Producer and Developer 🍁 London, ON 🇨🇦