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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Full Pockets But Empty Hearts

full pockets but empty hearts souls in the dredges but naked breasts drowning in the earnings of husbands strip the world bare and see the pain cover the world in a sheet and see the virgin blood cover one eye and see enough death for a lifetime cover both and hear enough tears to make […]

Trapped In The Sex Trade

  The clock ticks 5:06 does the time read and in gathering her thoughts for what lay ahead her heart did bleed body worn pleasing the fantasies of ravenous wolves that only prey on innocent voices who know not how strong they are there’s only so many holes the human body has to offer but […]