Time Pieces

If I could sketch time, It would look like the stars in A cracked hourglass.   Bleeding out into the darkness like bloodstains on Cold Blacktop Playground.   Trickling Finite Chronos into infinite Space, just to be claimed   By/Buy Watches, clocks, and Random time pieces, only Catching time pieces.   Pieces of time locked. … Continue reading Time Pieces


How To Flash

Wear a trench coat When you have your captive audience, Open it with the intensity of single mothers opening child support checks Or hungry children opening cabinets. Thrust hips forward. Shine like TenderHeart Bear in full Care Bear stare Most will initially be in shock. Especially the children. Some will be aroused. Most will wish … Continue reading How To Flash

Losing My Religion or Poets Church of Sins

We define holy war in our wordplay. Heaven be thy frame Your bodice cum, For me, as it would in his arms. Our love making is blasphemy. A community of happy heathens Writhing in our sin and self-fulfillment. If hell be a passion pit, This be the sweet plunge to the beyond. I swear I … Continue reading Losing My Religion or Poets Church of Sins

Dwayne Does La-Ti-Do!

This is a collection of the poems I've performed at La-Ti-Do. What is "La-Ti-Do" you ask? Curated and hosted by Don Michael Mendoza and Regie Cabico, La-Ti-Do made its debut to a full house in Washington, DC on January 23, 2012 at The Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle and since then, it has become … Continue reading Dwayne Does La-Ti-Do!

The DC Summer Word and Music Festival Takes Over Mt Pleasant!

What happens when you give an incredible singer/songwriter and a solid poet/emcee a stage? They decide to bring together a bunch of other fantastic artists and throw a festival! Plastic Sky and I are working together to bring you the DC Summer Word & Music Festival, combining various genres, styles, and cultures for a series … Continue reading The DC Summer Word and Music Festival Takes Over Mt Pleasant!

#videos -Dwayne Shares at “Fighting Cancer With Poetry

Video from a few years ago. I performed at the first "Fighting Cancer With Poetry" event at Busboys and Poets. Since then, the series has taken off and will soon be starting a workshop series for giving people affected by cancer and opportunity to have their voice heard.

On finding love in the midst of crisis

I love movies that pull feelings out of my heart. The latest being "Seeking a friend for the end of the world". I'm 31 and single. I'm no longer sure I believe in a legally binding marriage. I feel like my closest friendships are becoming harder to maintain, and I honestly believe that with my … Continue reading On finding love in the midst of crisis

#poetry – Same Train

Dear Sista across from me Dressed in the dopest floral piece With the hoop earrings, You would never believe what happened to me; I was stabbed in the back by a friend. No it’s OK, 'cause if things hadn’t gone that way, We definitely wouldn’t be across from each other. I can’t help but notice … Continue reading #poetry – Same Train

#thatpoetryhost – Uncertainty

Uncertainty Is knowing where you need be, What you want, How the taste should be; But the day is flavored fog. When you are hitchhiking your way With baggage twice the size your heart. All you want is a hand, But you can't see a foot forward. You think of the beauty you've seen; You … Continue reading #thatpoetryhost – Uncertainty