objectified

I’m not Your toy Your piece of pleasure, object of dreams I could be your doll, let you dress me up Pick and choose when to take me out How much you would love it If you had the handsomest doll Of all your schoolhouse friends? How aesthetically empowering it must be To have me … Continue reading objectified

does it get better

Sick of the misplaced stupidity, the broken ties of useless lies spewed at me is there a place for a moment of silence, of surrender from the sunken misery that dwells in the soul bottom feeders nibble for half truths because a whole might stuff their throats i’m just so tired, so tired of being … Continue reading does it get better

Stretched Thin

Stretch me, across borders Divisions of church and state Farmland and industrious city From the tips of Appalachia To the Sydney funnel web’s quiet den Amongst the hottest depths And the most unimaginable heights Is a connectedness that has no signal Registers no bars on our devices Yet is the reason we can fight every … Continue reading Stretched Thin

National Poetry Month, Day One (Yes, I Know I’m Behind 😂)

My freedom? The color of my skin? Living in freedom from oppression? Up in flames My neighborhood Under the weight of drugs and wayward cops Lack of fatherly eyes to watch the kids Up in flames Sinister ministers don’t tell us the truth Taking our rent, taking our checks For a promise we’ll never see … Continue reading National Poetry Month, Day One (Yes, I Know I’m Behind 😂)

FINALLY: PUBLISHED

Z Publishing House recently released the Maryland, Carolinas, and Virginia edition of their Americas Emerging Poets of 2018 series, and I WAS PUBLISHED IN IT! It’s truly been an incredible journey, and one full of disappointments and thoughts I might not ever reach this goal. Since I started writing at the age of 13, I … Continue reading FINALLY: PUBLISHED

Needles and The Need For You

Last weekend, I put out a call for writing collaborations to pass the time during what’s been a fairly wet and somewhat dreary time of year. I haven’t done too many collabs (although that’s something I really wanted to change). Fortunately, I know a few good writers not only here but through my Instagram page. … Continue reading Needles and The Need For You

Let’s Collaborate!

Just wanted to say how excited I was to be interviewed by Ericka Arthur last week as part of her #WriterCrushWednesday feature. Taking the time to answer her questions was quite the pleasure. You can read the full interview here: https://authenticiteespeaks.com/2018/05/16/meet-poet-devereaux-frazier-an-aspergians-chemical-romance/ Back in February, I teamed up with the Brianna, daughter of the fabulous Michelle … Continue reading Let’s Collaborate!

We Cannot Look Away: Not Another 17, Not Another One

I am grateful to be part of such an incredible collective of writers. They're not just writers, though, but intellectually vibrant thinkers. Their words move mountains, and hopefully our voices will finally call those responsible to justice. Maybe then we will truly have peace. This piece is our call to action in light of the … Continue reading We Cannot Look Away: Not Another 17, Not Another One