Sun Setting

Cotton candy smeared across the skyline A pastel stop-motion masterpiece Melting into the river The sun; a knife stashed After slicing the horizon, Bleeding shimmering diamonds in sticky black.

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#NaPoWriMo -13- Tombstone

My eternal pillow shall be simple. A smooth slab, little chisel. On my tombstone; 2 words. "He loved".

#NaPoWriMo -9- On Track *tentative title*

The record rotates around the spindle. Needle hits the track like it was it's destiny. A sound bellows through speakers. We are moved. Sound bounces like heart. Pumping blood through the track; A sewer line of tectonic platelets. We are shaken, stirred. Your body is a speaker. Your step, the needle dropping into the groove … Continue reading #NaPoWriMo -9- On Track *tentative title*

#NaPoWriMo -8- Currently Untitled

*I don't have the hook yet, so no title yet* Working toward goals makes you feel like you really making some kinda progress. But you look up from your hard work and realize that you're surrounded by the same stress. Get the fucking book done, record the album, time to host! Coming up next! everything's … Continue reading #NaPoWriMo -8- Currently Untitled

#NaPoWriMo -7- A Black Guide to Survival In America

Don't run Don't walk Don't raise your hands Don't reach for your wallet Don't be educated Don't be ignorant Don't be mentally ill Don't fight Don't break up the fight Don't steal Don't look like you steal Don't go to 7-11 Don't have asthma Don't wear hoodies Don't fit the description Don't draw attention to … Continue reading #NaPoWriMo -7- A Black Guide to Survival In America

#NaPoWriMo -6- For A Brother and Love (for @brokeballer)

My brother is a woman's favorite saltlick. He is dear. A darling of the social scene; Slick with tongue and wit. His wick, crisp for ones waxy brass tailbone to burn. This is the part when His heart opens for she who could be a champion. The balance for benevolent bullies. Their kisses will taste … Continue reading #NaPoWriMo -6- For A Brother and Love (for @brokeballer)

I’m hosting “I Want To Know You” Tonight.

Tonight! At Woolly Mammoth members of the DC poetry community share their work in the name of HIV awareness. In commemoration of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, RealTalkDC and Woolly Mammoth Theater Company present "I Want To Know You", a poetic exploration of sexuality, self-love, and protection in these current times. For more info on … Continue reading I’m hosting “I Want To Know You” Tonight.

#NaPoWriMo -5- Senryu For Our Loss

I just cried for my Son, because someday I could Become a hashtag He cried for me when He saw my tears. We both are Mourning innocence. My mother watches in awe, worried her two boys Don't have Kevlar skin. In the bible, no Weapon formed against me shall Prosper. These are lies. I still … Continue reading #NaPoWriMo -5- Senryu For Our Loss