EMPATHY AND THE SYSTEM

DISCLAIMER: Content containing jokes and language that might be triggering for some. Proceed with caution. Resumes, cover letters and business cards should be obsolete! I used to volunteer at a food bank out of this church and disliked every minute of it. People/organizations would donate garbage, wilted veggies, and expired cans of food. I had... Continue Reading →

Flag

In God we trust The Birth of a Nation Built on Slavery Subjuctation and Forced Sterilization Brave In full glory Home of the Free (well ... it's supposed to be) Freedom Buckling In this Perilous fight Under The proudly held Stars and stripes Flag As a call for Equal Rights Or the other To maintain... Continue Reading →

Conversations

My interpersonality won't allow me to keep my mouth shut! (but) Communication issues become apparent when talking to people who listen only for what they want to hear Oh dear!

Puppet (Sonnet XVIII)

What would I give for a true relationship To bask in the beauty of being wide-open And from courtship, all falsehoods We strip Even when broken, We speak the unspoken But ... alas … don't We all come with strings Those lengthy yarns loaded with expectations Ropes, anchored to known and unknown things Declarations that... Continue Reading →

Provenance

The sun rises to meet me by then, I'm waking up my hair music booms as I sing off-key pausing to be thankful in prayer smiles reflect from the skin I wear Black Fist Pik stickin' outta my fro constantly aware of this love affair Looking at my swag! I'm ready to go Yay! I... Continue Reading →

Flaws Not Flaws

Warning! Your first and last Do not try to iron out my kinks if the urge happens to hit you I love me! My moods! My attitudes! My hair! Don't you dare! Iron out ANY of my kinks!

Well Versed (Sonnet XVII)

I am the truth. Emancipated The very many lies we tell To others and self as well I speak freely. Power! Uncastrated You claim not to love me, but I am not hated In fact, often, my lies are mainly a soft sell Getting my wants without going through hell For this time, where truth... Continue Reading →

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