Metaphorically Speaking


Maybe we can have scrabble inspired weekends Slow stroll away Saturday into prayer blessed kitchens on Sunday soul fixings I wanna Harlem Renaissance into a BB King blues Langston Hughes some Angela Davis into an oral fixation We can Chain of Fools until that Change finally come And I’ll Sing A Song For You over…

Not Another Rape Poem


I don’t want another female to get up and recite a rape poem Not another he touched me beneath my panties Preyed on the innocence in me Can’t take these demons that’s still touching me in my sleep poem Not another female subjected to the pain and humiliation of laying spread eagle Legs wide open,…

Sakia’s Sister


I am Sakia’s Sister Maybe not in similar reflections or blood lines, No I did not pass through her mother’s womb No genetically connected DNA But I am Sakia’s sister Running through the streets of Newark, NJ From Springfield On to Broadway Learning that the streets don’t love nobody Swallowing girlish ambitions to persuade from…

Karma


And so Karma spoke… I hide my beauty not because I am ashamed but because I am proud My complexion a direct representation of all that the earth is Beauty instilled deep into my pores My soul speaks from the light of my eyes Beneath layers of Godly love Poured over and into the mold…

Get Away Jordan


Today makes one month since we buried my grandmother. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Yes, she’d been sick. Yes, I was tired of her suffering. Yes, I know she’s in a better place. I was prepared but I wasn’t ready. Watching her pass away will be forever embedded in my mind. The…