GUEST POET // Nina Mercep : Venus' Promise

The walls you build only magnetize that which penetrates

So keep that gate unlocked

And the cameras facing both ways

The warmth of silence here

Finally outshines Cupid's lit arrows

Affection undefined yet aligned

Still unfathomed but recognised


Yes fluent in soul and thus immune to performance

Will not surrender to mere will

Or mere convenience either

Need not be bound of Destiny's plan

I've known her for a while and she tells me she's tired of your shit

Just because the glass cracked

Doesn't mean I don't believe in love



🎨/📷 by Éduoard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882