Love Yourself

I think I could learn to love you I think I could learn to love I think I could learn to I think I could learn I think I could I think I I think I I think I think I I think I could I think I could learn I think I could learn…

No Time At All

It’s been a while, I know. But then again, a while is subjective, isn’t it? The same goes for a minute. Although it’s really just 60 seconds Out of an infinite number of seconds We say it when we feel like it’s been much longer. But a minute is finite Just like the days, months…

The Devil Answers

You can reach me in the pits of hell Although I may not hear it The gongs chime and the walls crack Although I may not see it The rings deepen and the paths lengthen Although I may not feel it You can reach me in the pits of hell And we’ll pray the devil…

Shattered Glass

This shattered world is composed of a million shattered hearts Our fragility is not to be taken lightly Our fight is to be taken seriously Like the fissured glass Once broken, we are hard to put back together Though we may come out different It is not entirely impossible

Time Stands Still

I lie awake and dream. The sound of silence slicing through the air My closed eyes watch for mile after endless mile The world spinning in place The passage of time standing still.

Escape Into the World

Now feels like as good a time as any To escape into the world To explore the far reaches That are anywhere but here Where the required learning Requires much unlearning And instead, instead Find a place that’s already been found But has yet to be found by you And you And you And you…

Day of Birth

On this day Twenty-seven years ago I was brought into this world I assume I had a thoughtful picture Of what my life would be like at 27 When I was 15 or 20 or even 25 I’m glad I can’t recall what that picture was Because now I can make this year anything I…

This Too Shall Pass

Sometimes my brain feels like fire Sometimes my brain turns to mush Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning Sometimes I feel like I’m hushed Sometimes my mind turns to overdrive Sometimes my mind, I can’t trust Sometimes I feel like not talking Sometimes I feel like a bust But other times I feel like I’m…

After It All

Tonight, I’m opening the door Climbing the stairs, step by step Walking toward the unknown The darkness waiting for the light To switch on and open Your eyes to everything You’ve seen and have yet to see After it all, there’s one thing left It’s all that you’ll ever need   #NationalPoetryDay  

Regarding My Blackness

While sitting in the movie theater this past January, I watched as Moonlight began to borrow itself deep inside my heart. It clung to my lungs and wrapped around my rib cage. It crept into my brain stem and spread across my skull. I was covered in it from head to toe. Unable to separate…