Heaven Knows

Heaven knows I’m past the age of redemption And hell knows I’m far too young To place a reservation Strapped to eclectic chairs of electric insanity Watching people torment and torture Revoke and revolt at the issues they allowed To boil over and burn them in their indecency If you hate the president your country […]

What Words Bring

I had to get rid of me To find Me The suicidal depressions And disappointment brewed From pornographic misconceptions The boiling, bawling anger I couldn’t control Tearing myself from the flesh I called home Descending into the valley, alone I couldn’t come out until I figured how Embrace my unique in a cookie cutter world […]

The Agony Inside

Cut me loose And let it free The agony inside of me I breathe you in, but it never comes out Shielded by anger and impenetrable doubt I’ve made a mess of me And in the shadows, I wonder about Which parts they see What do you ignore I want to be part of your […]

Check Please (I’m Tapping Out)

Are you happy now With the way I turned out You tricked me out, flipped me off And scorned me before the world Aren’t you delighted With the scars on my face, the crimson stains Skin dry with hunger for belonging Eyes wet with thirst for solace Tears homeless in a sanctuary of brothers I […]

Therapy Session One

Sitting in the middle of the room Come on in, close the door behind you We’re starting soon Take off your makeup Throw away yesterday’s eyelashes Let me see your bare lips Bitten, bloody, and bruised Take off your gloves The marks of chains aren’t mine to choose Stand up for me, and expose your […]

We’re Playing Dress Up and Democracy Is Our Chains

Take me from this church, I don’t belong to life Humans shattering bones with blood And taking life with a million knives Ingrained in our society the absence of rights Despite aged documents we claim to live by Ingrained in our food, flowing in our water Chemicals and poisons that shove us farther Into the […]

Mama Africa, We’re Coming Home

Ignite a fire in their bones Mama Africa, we’re coming home Segregated in 2018 yet we are not alone When I spit these words, I’m in my zone I don’t bust coverages, just your expectations Master of standard English this ain’t my nation Police officers killing our people, but I found a revelation In the […]