Guest Post: Illustrations & Poems By Cee Martinez

"Mad Rabbits" By Cee Martinez

"Mad Rabbits" By Cee Martinez

 
My art is mostly watercolor and sometimes I use ink or sketch with graphite. I’m mostly inspired by illustration and the idea of illustrating poems and stories stuck in my head. I love animals and I love women. I like to paint and draw then in ways that can be cute, pretty or violent. My biggest inspirations for my art and poetry have always been Lewis Carroll, Anne Rice, The television series ‘Dark Shadows’ and David Lynch.
— Cee Martinez
 
"Mary Kelly" By Cee Martinez

"Mary Kelly" By Cee Martinez

Unborn

You don’t take care to spare a hair of this
Unborn this
Unborn it before you dare to tear the wear of this
Unborn it is again the spare
The time you never knew you never knew
The promise I never knew I wanted to keep unkept and done this sun should set
And wet
I wait
For you
To say
Wet I wait
Unkempt are unborn spirits
And travel keep those spirits nigh
Unborn is shorn of delight and awe
But sullied though this May
I’d rather be unborn today

 

 

"Jacques Mesrine" By Cee Martinez

"Jacques Mesrine" By Cee Martinez

Dream

I slept inside the dream I didn’t spin from yarn
this time inside my dream
i didn’t spin another lie within the tale
you never sold to me
I look inside this bed I didn’t make
the spell I didn’t spin
from yarn inside my dream
I couldn’t sell this dream to awakened eyes and ears
and dreams rarely
sell themselves well outside the walls inside our hearts
I bake for you but do not eat
I draw for you but do not sell
I sing for you but do not sing
The things and songs from stolen dreams
Spiders crawl within my dreams and I let them on my skin
Murderers bleed within my dreams
And then I let them win

 

"Murdered the Time" By Cee Martinez

"Murdered the Time" By Cee Martinez

Cynical Girl's Love Song

My love does not burn bright
It burns inside
Like a trapped belly quake
It burns inside
Like a hot jawbreaker
It burns inside
Like a silent feuding wait
For the tap upon the geode shell
For the crack upon the rock
And the burned hands that drop me
Soon as find me
When the hole swells super massive
And I distort your space and time
And you feel the more ease
For my parting
My love does not burn bright
It hides upon a window sill
It hides within a sex tape
It hides upon the unguarded swell
Of breasts and lips and played at rape
This distortion is the abortion I would have
Had if it had not come
But it came and I felt the worse for wear
And never told you
Because I tell you
My love does not burn bright
It swells dark but is not less
Than the ones allowed to speak
It peels apart and sweetens my blackened
Mr. Burns heart
That squishing pump it struggles out
It’s all for you and that’s a lot

 

"Diana And Bubo" By Cee Martinez

"Diana And Bubo" By Cee Martinez

Paris--September 17, 2012

You know in Paris when they protested, I was never there
Never be, never will, but I’m
(woulda cared)

Shouldn’t share, should fold up in a box, lock, lock, lock, til demon springs it out

Eh, in Paris when they protested, the box was never closed,
Never be, nevermind, they would never have it closed

Always want, think you need

Overflow and let it burn and there is drown and there is take
There is wish

The walls surround
The walls crumble
The waves will wipe it clean

 

 

Cee Martinez is a restless painter, writer, and composer who passes the time dreaming about whisky, drinking tea and teaching piano for a living. She is addicted to travel and gets a lot of inspiration from her favorite place to visit, Scotland. Her works have been published online and in print in various anthologies and magazines. Some of her work can be found on Amazon.com, including her novel Antipathia. She is a former staff writer and social media assistant for Luna Luna Magazine and a member of Denver's art community, Odessa! You can follow her on Facebook or Instagram.