Beauty & Power

I choose ego over conceit every day. I choose power over beauty. I believe that there are so many different types of beauty that can be processed. Beauty can be …contemptuous & detractive. Power is magnanimous… at least to me. About two years ago, I was working in Fairfax where it was extremely racist. Every […]

Snowglobes

I crack a cheap bottle of merlot These tannins are my snow globe Trapped inside this glass is all I’ve ever hoped for Jubilee Aspirations Ruined-by Ego But inside this glass is everything I adore At least, what I dreamed we’d explore Your eyes are wide open more You see me Not shutting me out, […]

Homeless

Ain’t no place, no home Ain’t no place, no home Ain’t no place for a black girl like me We all made of brown sugar & SPICE Otherwise U just a Jezebel who bleeds A loud soul from a body that’s hanging from a tree I don’t exist, u can’t exist As a black girl […]

New death.

Damn. I can’t make you love me It’s probably a lost cause anyway Cuz if that was a cause for the cure My moms & pops would’ve gave me that from my birth day Deceit? Ill close my eyes so I won’t see I’ll browbeat myself into silence so you’ll love me I’ll shave myself […]

“Imani doesn’t like boys…”

“Ma, Imani’s getting on my nerves. She’s not talking to me and I didn’t do anything to her!” “She just heartbroken right now, Shirl. Leave ‘er alone.”  “……Oooh. She’s sad because a boy!? That’s dumb! That’s why I don’t like boys…” “Imani will be fine. She doesn’t really like boys. She likes herself and getting […]