Slow learner.

That’s the thing about her heart She is pretty …but a slow learner and she never listens to what anyone told her.   She is in a boat in the middle of the ocean trying to bail herself out of all the hopelessness around her her brain always logically calculated and deducted all of the…

Gills.

I’ve been thrown in among the big fish In the middle of the ocean Turns out all along, I was a mammal I can’t breathe underwater   I can’t survive like the other fish do   I can swim and I can dive steep But I will never be able to sleep On ocean floors…

Like her.

I hate you. I hate you, Because you’re everything Everything I want to be Everything that I don’t see in me Everything that I can’t But Yet, As your best friend, I love you with a fire that will never die down These embers of love are eternal My joy when you succeed Knows no…

The Wailing Knight.

Inside me is a raging fire Growing bigger and bigger As more and more fuel is added to it everyday In the deepest recesses of my soul, It blazes! Despite my protests and best efforts It refuses to be put out This fire, at the root of all my problems has awakened in me A…

But God.

An addiction is like a trap It sucks you into its vortex and all reasoning is gone All logic is clouded by your secret desire to just do it Just do it Just do it Just do it   It doesn’t matter if you drown, Think of that high, that numbness That utter and absolute…

Forgive me Father for I have Sinned.

Forgive me father for I have sinned; I have disobeyed you Unheeded your pressing warnings Ignoring your angry shouts And gentle reprieves Of what happens to little girls, who don’t brush their teeth Forgive me father for I have sinned, Taken up a yoke that was Never mine to bear Ignoring the fact that those…

Ode to Black.

How would you feel? If everywhere The images you saw were black Black leaders Black models Black teachers Black policemen Black. If Black ruled The Oscars would be #soblack And the token would be white   How would you feel If you were just a mere token A mere afterthought If for hundreds of years your…

Cul-de-sac

Scattered and shattered The pieces so widely dispersed There is no putting back together again- Not even the king’s horses nor any of his men Have the glue time or patience To make me whole again… So I just sit here and stare I stare at the sky, the clouds, the stars The night, the…

Love?

When I first saw you, I saw forever in your eyes. I saw my future my dreams my children my life We were young but what we had was real and true the strength of my feelings reflected in you   When I first saw you, I saw happily ever after in your eyes I…