TANGERINE DREAM by Blue Bennett

love me because i’m raw

and you have a hunger in you   i am

                                           sustenance i am 

        rising

blood to the call of the hunt

to your call

you call, 

forming the sounds of love, 

the rhythms of it

but i hear 

your heart. begging me

 to leave you be

 

& I don’t understand how you can look at me

and see me hungry, 

how you don’t drink the light /

i spun it from

the flesh of me. it could make you whole – you could

leave, 

but you love you love me you love me you love you love me you love me love me fuck god ggod god god god god I’m so sweet, so sugar-pie-tangerine, for you,

 

I HID MY LIGHT

 

“there’s only so much love

one body can take”

 

I WAS THE SUN

WITHOUT

YOU

 

    I WAS

     VOID

     I 

LAUGHED

AND LAUGHED

AND THE WHOLE WORLD BURNED

Blue is a 21-year-old writer, eclectic witch, tarot reader and wildly experimental visual poet, creating art inspired by everything and anything – horror, weird coming-of-age novels, fantasy and indie films and absurdly long, sometimes emotional playlists. Through their art, they share who they are – them, a Black-British, mixed-heritage non-binary kid who wants people to experience his art, even for a moment, as though every inch of it breathes, writhes, lives. The magickal, supernatural, introspective, vulnerable and painful are a few of the themes that most regularly surface in his work as he tackles trauma, homoerotic vampirism, mythologised lesbian lovers and the (horrifyingly real) perils of teenage and young/new adulthood.
He’s studying English Language and Literature at a certain red-brick university (for now), and you can find more of them, their work and endless musings over the finer points of politics, lesbianism, k-pop, Blackness, their ever-turning brain on @bitterbleue / @mortalcoeur on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram.

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