The Black List


  Black folks don’t do that! If you’re African American/Black then i’m sure you grew up hearing a list of things that “Black folks don’t do”. A few or a lot of those things involved water. Black folks don’t swim, Black folks don’t ski, Black folks don’t go skydiving, eat sushi, and a list of…

Unapologetic


Early morning haiku When moms beat daughters For telling startling truths Do they feel better Lashes welt my skin They’re unapologetic They don’t hurt as much You don’t remember Yet I can never forget Lies break the silence I’m sure you worry There’s a monster in the room Groping your daughter I have forgiven The…

A Poem For Dr. Maya Angelou


Because I truly believe that it is best to give a woman her flowers when she still has the ability to see, feel, and smell them, this here poem is for you My most cherished and beloved Dr. Maya Angelou With no need for introductions or unnecessary things At a young age you explained to…

You Scared


I’ve always heard that one must “pick their battles” but this message has really hit home with me lately. See, not only is some battles not mine to fight but there are some that’s not even worth fighting. It’s like the day you walk away from a bully bc you realize they’re just a coward/showoff/pushover.…

Love Is Conceptual


I learned today that the concept of love as referred to by most people is flawed. By no conscious effort of themselves, most individuals fall in love with an image. (And by image, I’m not talking of appearance though that may be included) This image is often produced by the other parties words or actions…