Breaking

You are in the process of self destructing. You are severing your hands and arms  Trying to hang onto someone who doesn't want you. Breaking your back Carrying relationships That give you little in return.

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If I Never Met You

To love and have lost is better than to have never have loved at all. But if I never tasted chocolate I wouldn't know what I was missing. If I never had sex I would still be satisfied with kissing  If I never took a breath I wouldn't care to go fishing. And if I … Continue reading If I Never Met You

Save Yourselves First

"It doesn't matter any longer And I'm speaking for myself For Jimmy Baldwin And I think I'm speaking for a great many other negroes too It doesn't matter any longer what you do to me. You can put me in jail. You can kill me. By the time I was 17, you'd done everything that you … Continue reading Save Yourselves First

How To Raise A Black Boy

Does the juxtaposition of the words "Black” “Lives” &”Matter" make you upset? Black bodies hanging from poplar trees, would you have wept? When a black child is murdered by police, Do you ask "why" or "why didn't he get on his knees" When armed shooters with lack of color Are still allowed to see their … Continue reading How To Raise A Black Boy

For The Last Time, Lets Make This Time Last

In the past 22 years, I've felt nothing greater than your touch. My eyes are a slave to your beauty. That doesn't rhyme But neither does the clock We never measure time By each tick or tock. Instead the hours I don't measure your heart, Neither the love of ours. Because who can count to … Continue reading For The Last Time, Lets Make This Time Last