Being Kept Alive

Surfing on waves of sin To find the gold at the end Of a world gone to hell and back And back again Sometimes the worst thing Is to do something They try to sell me diamond rings Ladies fake implants, and cash never ending But who’s getting big momma out the hood Why is […]

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 […]

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 […]