The 4th of July 

​Driving home along route 41 the lonely abode my car afforded was no sanctuary for long lost love, no it was as profound a statement as the fire works raining down from above, in memory of the day our country won yet my people were lost.

A Poem for Pulse

The noise of death filled the air as he reloaded, groan after groan, clip after clip and screams exploded, filling rooms where music no longer induced dance movement and lively gyration, the floor became a death bed of bloody damnation, spilling out and filling spaces where I saw myself in the eyes of the black and brown faces.

It’s Not What You Think

Stuck on a presidency for the first time in history
Yet still won’t read, steady forgetting the past
But you’ll run to the theater to see
Django Unchained’s black ass
How about the chemtrails are seeding
The clouds are no longer keeping
The air we breathe safe

Stephanie

Because you did not harbor all the ideals of one of your parental units Of the memories of reverse gentrification and neighbor(hood)s changing faces The distrust and disgust did not stop the sun from shining on everyone equally, especially you And your heart became a ball of fierce love and protection as you subconsciously noticed […]

The War At Home

These moments are hard Bitter like the sweetness of lard Like the quickening of the softest sand Beneath feet as they are sinking in Tough like a soft chew cookie More precious than a bee’s sting Wondering silently, “do they despise me” In rare moments, you might ask Why they secretly shower you With music […]

The Truth About Homosexuality

Homosexuality is a choice The soul makes before birth It has nothing to do with Your souls actual worth We are all worthy in our physical life Blood genes and brain matter aside It is our hearts that matter most What we project from the inside The heart of a gay man Or that of […]

A Poet In A Dying World c. 2008

The big bad witch is dead the fat lady has finally sung but is it her last song or is she just getting started on the next one. No one ever said how many songs she’d sing in the end or if Osama bin Laden is really truly dead. He’s probably in the Witness Protection […]

Some Streets in Chicago

Some streets in Chicago resemble war zones
Garbage piled up high
Reminding children they are at home
Encased in concrete building tenements

Black Skin

Who is that beautiful body and soul And why don’t they know That what they must cherish is all natural What they must learn is how to best play their role In this great episode How at times life’s rigors cause black blood to bleed most Blue bloods ain’t got nothing on us truth be […]

Can the super committee save the US economy?

One of the biggest jokes in Washington is when it comes time to balance the federal budget. It’s when Democrats, Republicans and Independents all take a seat at the proverbial roundtable in a pre-emptive effort to balance or bring some kind of legitimacy and clarity to America’s great big budget. All of this to prevent […]

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