We wrote a letter after he died
We made t-shirts as memorial We began a social media campaign
We asked the murders to take an eye exam We called our neighbors and formed a cop watch
No one heard us
Do you have the time?
Climbing up to sigh
Could you have known?
Your ego’s not alone
Not this time
Many things are said
Whack, your brains a mess
You don’t make much sense
Glad to have paid your debt
Yogi SAS REPLY... okay, it's okay...
it's all learning about what you like and do not like...
it is all comparison...
you are alive and scared you stepped out a little too far over the edge...
Hi, I’m here to be judged
Not putting it all out there
Only the pieces time can age
Which, pressure is added
As time ages all
But instead of judgment seeming bitter
Take pride in it all
Knowing that t...
It’s only for a bit of fun,
So I hope you pardon my pun.
I have a slight issue, you see,
unfortunately involving my tongue. I really ought to elaborate some more,
I have much vocabulary through my bac...
Growing up, I didn't grow much. Physically, I mean. As a 5'1" Southeast Asian-Canadian, I've dealt with many comparisons made by my parents. These comparisons were about my appearance; I was shorter t...
Expectation and demise Two concepts that go hand in hand. One is born from love and hope,
The other from the victim's hands.
Let’s not forget perfection,
The mother of this troublesome union. The one ...
They self-medicated with it.
They worshipped it.
They used it to tune out the noise in their heads. They knew it better than they knew themselves. They prized it above their loved ones.
They loved it ...
It’s tough sometimes trying to refill your own cup of positivity
When no one else but you is there to pour or hold your cup steady
It’s tiring when you’ve poured all your positivity into those less th...
Inspired by the idioms, la crème de la crème and the cream of the crop, I incorporated them into my poetry as a way to convey the popularity of flan. Both of these idioms are used to describe somethin...
It gets hard to speak up
when you are exhausted,
You pray that you kill all the demons
with love and kindness.
I try to learn all of my mistakes
and lessons from the past
If I were in charge of the world I'd cancel snow that fell upon anything but mountains,
Sleepless nights lain awake in frustration,
The need to get ready; you'd be ready at all times.
And also water a...
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...