Shades Of Gray

They don’t reflect me Not the buildings, not the glass, not the pages Not the law, not the movement, not the puzzle piece that they think I am Not simply a pawn in April’s misinformation Not a rat in the race to fix broken relations The glue in the shoes of those who care most […]

Scars From History We Don’t Teach

Razors are annoying Cutting too much Too little Scarring the face, lost in the race To achieve something Four ugly scars on one side Two on the other It’s quite shameful What could they say? Nothing? Or everything? The in between is the disaster Politics are annoying Cutting out too much of the poor Cutting […]

Song of the Year

The song of the year Would be tears Would be what could’ve been And wasn’t done The record of the year Was that we care Was that we’re equal Even though some want walls The artist of the year Was everyone Played for fools Paying premium prices For what the previous seller sold at half […]

Neither Writing Nor Rioting

Stop I’m talking to you Yes, the one who hasn’t said a word Who hasn’t raised his hand Hardly given the teacher a glance No, he’s not here. Not ever. He’s writing to a girl he hopes to meet From Ohio. Wisconsin. Or Massachusetts. Dreaming of a wonderful life together. Frolicking in the snow, and […]

I Don’t Like Listening

I don’t like listening At least not to you The same ‘ok news, the same ‘ol Breaking, boring news It’s excruciating to bear Pretending I care about celebrities I couldn’t care less, whether they gained Or lost But their lives are pushed on me as real Images barraged upon souls as if they were gods […]

Nothing Left To Say

Violators will be prosecuted Unless you’re rich and white We’ll make light of your pitfalls Hell, you might become president Trespassing is for the victorious But who wants to break the status quo Certainly not Americans today Certainly not humans today Don’t tread on my heels, or stub my toe I’m comfortable knowing nothing And […]

Overlooked

Masses Of brown overlooked Hopkins may be prestigious But they dance around the concern Our problems are a drive-thru for liberals And a chum bucket for the right We are royal but they worked us on farms plantations, homes, ships Jails now because we’re all politically correct Marathon “standing up for black rights” Is a […]

Live While You Can, Love While You’re Free

Fleeting is the fostering Of children When the love between two goes south The funeral home is awaiting the toll But your children hardly grow old Only in fingers passed through rings Or bars they’ve stood behind Orange isn’t a color for everyone So stop sending them away, please Fate wouldn’t seem to mind But […]