Tag Archives: love

To My Momma To my momma, who has swallowed the amerikan dream and choked on it. * To my momma, whose dreams have fought each other– and died. * Who sees, but cannot bear to see. A volcano eating its … Continue reading

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When the Butterflies in Your Stomach end up Actually Being Acid Reflux.

Heartburn. I am not your excuse to harm while claiming you’re unarmed I’m not the one you’re about to place your blame upon your grimy sinew that connects your con. * I’ll tell you what: You might have deceived me … Continue reading

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From Whence I Came.

Dreamland. I dreamt of you last night your voice your hair your smile. It was so real to me the dream me began to compile a list of questions I had for you that only you would know I had … Continue reading

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A Month of Black Love: Weekend Edition

Deferral. What happens to a dream repressed? When the weight of it all comes crashing down leaving you distressed? What happens when you can’t sleep and all you think of is your failure? You think of all the ways you … Continue reading

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A Month of Black Love #1

As a way of showing myself love and care I am going to share something meaningful to me everyday this month. As a way of showing my Black communities love, I will share meaningful things. *Update, apparently my life did … Continue reading

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Breathing and Other Difficult Things.

Resurrection in the Light. The crushing weight of my chest compressing, heaving, bounding, daring never to let me breathe. * * * I’ve been waking up every day feeling worse knowing of the weight our communities were forced to live … Continue reading

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An Homage to World Poetry Day

Cyclical If consternation equaled productivity Maybe I could stop being lost in all the monotony  Of all of the things that time cannot change Of all the people who smile in my face  But behind my back, look to me … Continue reading

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