Posts by Tequila Cheatham


By Tequila C.

I want to run and hide
In you
Need to feel your arms
wrapped around my soul.
Need to rest my head
On your chest, my pillow.
Need the tears to flow,
A stream of ugly cry.
Need your spirit to
Pull me apart and your heart
To put me back together.
Need to feel the warmness
Of your body
To melt what has been frozen,
And speak life into areas of me
That remain unspoken.
Need your love as a reminder to keep going.
Your arms intertwined around my corpse
Like vines
Of melanin brown and green leaves.
Bleed red monthly,
Chunks of tissues
Filled with blue
For a womb under used.
My want for you needs you
But I don’t want it to because
As my head sinks more in your breast, comfortable
I’m remembering why
I need a hug in a first place…

Backing up,
In a hurry, I scurry,
There is no safe
in your arms.
The only space
I wanted to hide,
Behind the shadows
Of the dark
In which I thought
Would protect me
Until mourning. 

Twin Flame

By Tequila C.

Twin flame

you came into my life

new strange.

Tried to make sense of it all,


rejoicing, mirroring

My soul,

one can no longer control,

I need to let go,

let God.

Twin flame,

I’m forever changed

by your aura, knowledge,

and flickering.

Our energies

help us both evolve.


I feel your trauma.

A reflection,


cosmic spark

of unresolved


You’ll be in my heart.


(cue Phil Collins song “You’ll Be In My Heart”)

Short Story: Smile

One day, I walked down the sidewalk minding my business when a man came from the other direction on the same side of the  

With beady eyes, he looked at me like he was crazy, so I looked at him with the same intensity and energy.

As we got closer, the stares grew deeper. Suddenly, he stopped, and in a raspy voice said:

“You too pretty to be walking around looking mean.”

I snarled, and wanted to say something back but, his upper lip grabbed my attention, where his mustache sat, and a slimy green booger was stuck in his hair.

I looked him in the eyes and grew a smile so hard and wide as I walked away and didn’t mutter a word.

I’m sure he didn’t have a problem making women laugh for the rest of the day since he wants them to smile so badly.