Love In The City Of Lights

She was from the City of Lights,
what happens there stays there.
It was simply amazing, a beautiful situation.
We agreed to make it last forever,
so I placed my heart on the table.
Engaged in conversation,
making love verbally,
plans for her to be with me.
She told me about her dreams and trust issues,
intimate secrets buried away like treasures.
Said I was cut from a different cloth,
I unfolded myself and unraveled on her.
Spoke of truth so real into her ear.
Made her shiver, made it tickle good,
like Q-tips do when they go in deep.
We talk, and we laugh until we go to sleep,
then we both meet up in our dreams.
In my mind we can do anything,
in my arms she feels like everything.
Scorpio, got me smitten,
overwhelmed by the sting,
intoxicated by all of her flesh and soul.
Make me want to run away in the dark of morning.
To escape to secret locations,
and explore private places,
making true all the desires and expectations we created.
As it is, and how it was written,
as God is my witness.
I stole her heart like a thief in the night.
From the beginning I knew we would be together.
Heaven in my eyes, Love in the City of Lights…

©️Michael Lovett



Your love is like an ocean swallowing me whole,
pulling me into its depths,
sinking into neverending darkness.
Losing control of myself and all of my breath.
Until my lungs are filled with all of you,
and all I see is blue fading to black.
With the weight of love on my back,
I descend, falling into a liquid abyss.
Closing my eyes as I remember the wetness of your kiss.
And as I go further, deeper, releasing myself,
the irony of drowning to death.
Your love is killing me softly, slowly, suffocating,
leading me to a watery grave.
Bound by thoughts of you, reaching for the light,
headed for the bottom, with no will to fight.
Unfathomable is your love, soundless.
An epitaph of erogenous wet dreams,
dying with you surrounding me.
And I go willingly, obliged by the numbness,
aroused by the danger of your obliviousness.
With good grace, earnestly I do choose love.
For your puissance has taken me to the
ocean’s floor.

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Oblidated to your existence, your essence,
all of you I’m tied to.
Twisted, mentally uninhibited, merged, two of a kind, combined,
speaking the same three words at the same time.
You say it with your eyes, I told you with my mind.
Telepathy, psychologically intertwined,
BOUND to me,
body-to-body, heat and heartbeats.
I know passion because I felt it,
fire and desire, synched together slowly melting.
Love dripping, fingernails digging in flesh, hands gripping and slipping from the sweat.
Prisoners of each other, shackles on our wrist,
locked down…
And I know you from another place, kindred spirits, soulmates.
Like I remember your face,
beautiful angel from somewhere faraway.
Like I can’t forget your face.
Love from another Life and Time.
Got me feeling like I’m way to high, out of my mind.
Caught up, hooked on your line.
Viciously snared, trapped, confined.
Strapped to Love and whatever comes with it…
Joy, pain, grief, I accept with no regrets.
Give me no relief, I refuse to be released.
Ropes and chains calling my name;
keep me tied to you, twisted, combined, intertwined.
We do what we do, this is our lives…
The Love that binds, forever mine.
Synched together, melting,
Love dripping slowly to the ground.
All of me, all of you BOUND…

©️2020 Michael Lovett






Why do you hate me?
Is it because my skin is brown or black?
Carrying the weight of 400 years of psychological trauma like scars on my back.
Still trying to get over that.
But you keep bringing me back!
Why am I pleading for my life?
Gasping for air, bleeding from my nose.
Laying flat on my stomach.
The hard concrete doesn’t give.
My hands are cuffed behind my back.
Two of you holding me down
while my throat is pressed against the ground.
One with his knee on the back of my neck,
and one looking on as I die.
I’m loosing my mind because I CAN’T BREATHE, and I DON’T WANT TO DIE!!!
A tear drops as my eyes scream for mercy.
I wasn’t supposed to die today.
With disdain on your face,
and malice in your heart,
you applied pressure.
I stopped breathing.
Damn you murderers.
You never let up,
you kept applying pressure.
I felt like I was hanging from a tree.
Swinging, hands tied behind my back.
Rope tight around my neck unforgiving.
Eyes bulging,
tears flowing searching for mercy.
Choking to death,
until my lungs have no air left.
Lynching me on a public street.
Reminding me of how you used to do.
The way things used to be.
What did I ever do to you?
Tell me why you hate me.

Michael Lovett 2020







The time
i’ve spent
about you
has been
time well
I need
more time.

Michael Lovett 2020



Let’s go, You and I

Somewhere, anywhere, faraway

I want to take you to a place

foreign to You

Where dreams come true

A place where we dont speak

the language

Where the sunsets take your breath away,

and time doesn’t matter

So we drink and dance all night,

and make love until sunrise…

Michael Lovett 2020


Flaws & Scars

I got problems and flaws

Some that I’m living with

You got issues and scars

Ones that you’re dealing with

I’m working on myself diligently

Trying to fix me

You only want to trust again

Been hurt so much by your past

I want to break down your walls

You need to know my secrets

I love you with all of me

All of my ugly parts you accept

You crave my weathered hands

To touch your delicate flesh

Your tender kisses and whispers

Sooth my lonely soul

We are a beautiful wreck

A collision of imperfection

Filling your emptiness with peace

While you cry and I pray

Michael Lovett 2020






I See You

I see you
I cannot read your mind
Looking at you
My eyes never lie
Your body speaks with volume
I can see who you really are
You don’t have to say a word
When you are naked
Saying nothing loud
I see you

Michael Lovett

Mother’s Love

She was seventeen carrying me.
Giver of Love to a life unknown.
A young Queen with a gift from heaven.
Holding in her body a piece of the Creator.
God’s son …
I spent time thinking about the magnitudeof birth.
How a soul can take on flesh and be born on earth.
To be the vessel for something greater.
Weighing the heart of a mother.
How much pain they must bear,
the worry, the tears, the prayers.
No Love can compare.
Unconditional is the only way she Loves.
Undying, even after death it lives.
She dies so that you can live.
To personify who you are supposed to be.
Teaching with Love.
My mother, you were young.
It was just the two of us before I knew anything, or anyone.
You sacrificed your dreams so that my dreams were attainable.
You could see the light in my future even in my dark days.
So many times I fell and you picked me up along the way.
Thank you for never losing faith, and never giving up.
Even when I struggled in life, I strayed, I messed up.
You still remained the glue that held everything together.
The unbreakable bond between child and mother.
I Love you like, I love myself.
First born son, we grew together.
You Love me like you love no other, selfless.
Without you there would be no me.
You are my living history.
I am your Love Legacy.

Michael Lovett
May 10, 2020






This Place

What is this place we call home wrecked with calamity?
Humans laying waste to life and all naturalness.
Drilling for oil, incarcerating bodies,
cutting down trees and killing off man.
Death is nothing to stomach or fear now.
We experience pain and loss way too often.
What is life?
What is this place?
Cynical faces burdened and annoyed
by the lesser of the two …
one being the One Percent, and then You.
Enemies of your neighbor.
Depleting your future resources.
Our children’s minds are enslaved.
They never knew freedom.
We showed them images of wealth
with no clear directions.
Only Hoop Dreams, NFL Drafts, and The Voice.
America’s Got Talent, but we don’t have vision,
and we don’t have a voice.
Left with very little choices.
So they will keep building prisons
for the sons and daughters that make the wrong choices.
Cages for you deplorables to serve your
unforgivable sentences.
Debts imposed by Draconian Laws,
Oppressors, loosen your death hold.
Take your dirty boot off of freedom’s neck.
We come to repair what you have broken.
Enfranchise the people.
Make this place … a home.