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Lost Innocents

For Kingston, Tyshawn, and Relisha, as well as the countless others whose lives have been taken from them with guns that have become gods and evil masquerading as love. The darkness has always been there an eclipse waiting The light … Continue reading

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Pray

We thought we’d finally found love. Our delusions made us easy prey. Pray that when this is all over we will still believe. We will still long to feel love in our bones, love with no coverups. Naked. The kind … Continue reading

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Scars

Less than 24 hours ago, two sisters were killed by the husband of one of the women. Two days before that, a school teacher and one of her students was killed by her husband. A day before that another woman … Continue reading

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Whispered Memories

I hear you whisper memories in my ear like death you will not go away. I press the pause button continuously but still your words vibrate in my ear, a nonstop loop of promises you never could keep. Poetry is … Continue reading

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The Flat Tire

Sometimes a black bodied woman is just a woman no menace no slut no thug no whore no bitch but a poet who wrestles with a world that seeks to define her using the words she so values and where … Continue reading

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Hold My Hand

Here hold my hand. Take me where you go. But don’t let go of my hand. Where you go I will follow. I will close my eyes, take a deep breath, inhale your scent your smile your spirit. My only … Continue reading

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The Principal

For her. I apologize for not being there to save you. Locked in a tight space the two of us together Power & Submission, sentries that stand guard. But they’re not there to watch over me. He touched me & … Continue reading

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I’m in Love

They wouldn’t believe me if I told them so I mostly don’t tell them a thing about how I feel, instead I hold my words close to my breast, close to my heart. I’m in love. And I know you … Continue reading

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I Ain’t Sorry For Nothing I Done

I ain’t sorry for nothing I done, that’s what your eyes tell me Draw me into reminiscing about slow shower dances, deep belly laughs, flirty glances, a blossoming romance that split me open to the core like an apple exposed                    … Continue reading

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They Always Leave

They always leave, she said And I had to admit it’s true That every man I’ve ever loved One day chose to leave. “But I ain’t ashamed for nothing I done,” I said. And I meant it. Talking this way … Continue reading

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