The weather has failed to spare brumal intensity
my acquaintances at ease, the pretty of their greens waning with the distant, passing wind
However, short-lived, the atmosphere was breached as my trun...
It's hard for me to fall asleep at night. And this makes me want to ferociously rip my hair out.
I am mildly dishonest when someone asks me how I'm doing. somethings are better kept as secrets.
Imagine being conceived for 9 months
provided with most of the demands in Maslow's hierarchy of needs
caressed unconditionally despite the conflicts
trained with all the necessary life skills
Dreams are one of my most favorite things.
I think that's why I like sleeping in.
Or maybe it's just because I'm lazy.
But I like to think it's because I don't want to miss that moment between sleep a...
A city of unknown.
Blistering as the noon day sun.
Constant is the searing heat that bakes the innocent ground.
Death lurks around every corner, sulks on each street.
Everything is dry, the life choke...
When I was thirteen, perhaps
You lay down upon me
Saw the stretching growth, curvature of my stomach
And named the skin, fat
Tracing the score of my breasts,
dainty floral fabric like a drifting polle...
“No, all lives matter!!”
Sure, All Black Lives Matter.
See y'all stay pressed when Black folks feel blessed and comfortable in their own skin.
Y'all cry out, “BLACK WHITE BINARY” I s...
Over, over, over.
Words unspoken--felt just the same,
Tucked in these creases,
Sewn syllables stitched,
Delicate fountain ink.
Every intention good...
Your computer screen will turn blue when asked for details of my account.
With every re-boot you’ll feel annoyance rise, and frustration mount.
On the fourth attempt, a fatal error message will appear...
Brandon uses his sharp shovel
hits root & runs through it
shifts bark & dirt, rebounds
& rings when rock is struck.
He doesn't go too deep today.
Doesn't need to. Instead thinks
about the missing towe...
Running and running
Away from The Thought
I fear it in life
It makes me distraught
Like sludge the weight slips
Like a chemise off me
I do not like running
‘Though t’once filled me with glee
Today I would say a four to five (relief)
No, some days it’s close to ten (memory)
I don’t like to take pharmaceuticals (trepidation)
It was mainly for the depression (symptom)
This weekend I had a da...
Why are we here?
What is our meaning?
Is it to graze each other's backs, thinking: she's my other half; but wait, society tells me I am not a half. Is it to watch the sunrise and then paint it, with e...
To the poets I’ve never met –
the ones with blood in the ink
used to cause literary havoc
this is my ode to you
To the fae prince who makes me think
all women born of tears, wine, and fire
will find s...
It’s a pain that starts from the outside but spreads within, The doors between her legs are now closed from sin, Her scream is like the other two million girls, silenced like a dropped pin, She's told...
Angel in the valley of death,
foggy street lights and the sun that has made its bed.
Walking along with red coat velvet,
no intention for danger.
Precious fists surrounded with roses...
Womanhood you are a rose.
Slowly blooming full
Ovary for Ovary
The birth giver of whole
First steps as a petiole, use as a pedal
Beginning mistakes wing out like sepals
Eggs fertile, sit as ovules Fem...
I’ve been there, America
My very status as a citizen is stained with America’s history;
But I come here today to say
I’ve been there America
My beginnings were humble
I fought and battled to find and ...