i been flipping thru pages upon pages
crammed with monologues by my
favorite authors, from Langston Hughes to James Baldwin
my will to create poems burns quicker than an incense
this ain’t a charade
as a kid i thought the world
was this carnival that had all
your favorite rides and concession stands
with all your favorite candy
all your favorite foods
and all your favorite friends were there havi...
i’m flowing and i can’t stop
these thoughts are too deep
a life boat wouldn’t even keep you afloat
these times when i got no one to talk to
i talk to the pen
that’s the only thing that’ll listen to me...
I didn’t forget the occasion.
Oh man, look at the time
It’s a bit after eight.
Did I come to the gathering a bit late?
Did I have to flash security my identification
just to snake my way past the gate...
Munch on what I got to spit to you today
2019 has been the year that I’ve tapped
into my hidden DNA
Origins of my incarnations,
been here for multiple generations
come in my direction,
let’s settle for more rather than less
chilling in the backseat, riding into the sunset
this may not be the honeymoon you were expecting
two different ethnicities comin’ together...