creative control

creation is in essence imagination
so in fact, something you can direct,
if only you allow it first the freedom to manifest


© Heath Muchena, 2015

a desired destination

you think you know what they want

and you have a plan


you’re confident the challenge can be won

and you have what it takes


convinced you’re the one

and that’s all well and good

but then you start with the excuses

and thrive on them like food


you haven’t got the time

the nine-to-five, the baby, the partner,

family, friends, tragedy, fatigue,

any and every thing


you haven’t got the strength

or the inspiration

but tomorrow or some day soon

you’ll dedicate some time and make progress


that is what you keep telling yourself

but knowing how it’s done

won’t guarantee one does


because the road to achieving is rough

and not always a pleasant ride


but only in thinking and doing

as unified action

constantly but steadily

will you reach your desired destination


© Heath Muchena, 2015

divorce day

bitterly he said:

If I had known a woman invented the monopoly game

I doubt I’d have allowed one to take on my name


© Heath Muchena, 2015


success is what you’re after

but wouldn’t you rather chase laughter

since it’s the best indicator

that you’re doing better


© Heath Muchena, 2015


you may think and even act


but never speak so

as a matter of fact


© Heath Muchena, 2015


if you understand a thing or two about destiny

you’ll rather be anything but lazy


© Heath Muchena, 2015


to touch and feel

that much the body wills


© Heath Muchena, 2015

Lothario’s Peccadilloes

he had no problem sharing his pillows –

which had given comfort to heads with all kinds of hairs,

different types and textures

from the black to the yellow


he played the games with care like fixtures –

almost always lucky – all it ever took were mere hellos,

a little use of flair and after that it’d be all yeahs

followed by break-ups on the morrow


© Heath Muchena, 2015

Petrie’s Pyramid

what was once layered with love

and sealed with blood

became fragile and weak

because circumstances had made for a new sequence

that chipped away at their greatness

until there was little left to uncover

except small relics


© Heath Muchena, 2015

territorial talks

whilst you’re away from home,

be bold but respectful and warm

in all the places that you roam

mama said

and unless you want to end up dead  

the (Gonçalo) da Silveira way

avoid drama and bad karma good lad!


© Heath Muchena, 2015