Taking Back My Life

White light Switch the day to night Black as whips Cross my skin I fight As breath is faint and light Cross my body go chains of steel I fail As hunger burns heavy and tight The American Dream is frail As the tears that take vision from my eyes From my family, from my […]

The Agony Inside

Cut me loose And let it free The agony inside of me I breathe you in, but it never comes out Shielded by anger and impenetrable doubt I’ve made a mess of me And in the shadows, I wonder about Which parts they see What do you ignore I want to be part of your […]

Check Please (I’m Tapping Out)

Are you happy now With the way I turned out You tricked me out, flipped me off And scorned me before the world Aren’t you delighted With the scars on my face, the crimson stains Skin dry with hunger for belonging Eyes wet with thirst for solace Tears homeless in a sanctuary of brothers I […]

We’re Playing Dress Up and Democracy Is Our Chains

Take me from this church, I don’t belong to life Humans shattering bones with blood And taking life with a million knives Ingrained in our society the absence of rights Despite aged documents we claim to live by Ingrained in our food, flowing in our water Chemicals and poisons that shove us farther Into the […]

Mama Africa, We’re Coming Home

Ignite a fire in their bones Mama Africa, we’re coming home Segregated in 2018 yet we are not alone When I spit these words, I’m in my zone I don’t bust coverages, just your expectations Master of standard English this ain’t my nation Police officers killing our people, but I found a revelation In the […]

Welcome To My Yellow Tape Parade

street blocked off again yellow tape parade features no admission except the blood of a city, forever a victim   crime goes deeper than the bullets beyond the jail cells and body cam videos it’s a reminder we are sick and protest does ill in making us well   dealers only sell cause someone buys […]

Autism Awareness Month Post Twenty: A Hypothetical Relationship Between Two Aspergians

I figured it out figured it out from black and white I can’t pretend to be someone else as much as I know it would make things right between you and I between you and I I can’t be like them the voicemail to God asking to make me normal never got returned and all […]