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September 7, 2017

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September 7, 2017

I wrote this piece about 7 years ago. 

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We’re barely moved in. Yet, my Barbie of a mother’s already decorated a sizable corner in our house to show off her gaudy pageant winnings from back in the day. She once told me her favorite award was a dark blue ribbon that rea...

August 6, 2017

When with your people

Freedom

A luxury you cannot afford

Comes free

July 24, 2017

 ...

Sometimes self hate flows

so deep we forget it's not

a requirement 

May 17, 2017

You are not empty, but rather full of doubt

Empty calories

Filling your mind with junk

Constipated

You couldn't starve even if you wanted to

You do want to

Your last meal was in a nightmare

Did you ever wake up?

Are you still alive?

April 14, 2017

I wanna travel the world

I wanna see faces of my kin that I didn't know were my kin before they die

I wanna feel what you're feeling cause you told me it feels good

I wanna talk to someone I don't know and learn about their life

I wanna stand in a land I never thought...

April 5, 2017

When you say that you love me does that mean you love me or that you love me?

When you say that you feel me does that mean that you feel me or that you feel me?

When you say that it's over do you mean that you love me or that you love me?

When you say that I hurt you do y...

February 3, 2017

Awake: Morning, I hear baby crying in the other room. 

Asleep: I find love in my dreams. I can't move. I won't move. 

Awake: Baby wants to play. I do not have the time.

Asleep: I find pain in my dreams. I can't speak. I won't speak.

Asleep: I find pain in my dreams.

Asleep:...

January 13, 2017

we made it
between hay yellow walls and a kitchen the size of ma's vanity
on grounds soon to be bought by a white man surely to kick us out
but it's not time just yet
We'd made it

January 13, 2017

She told you leave it
Ma won't believe it no way
No one must see this

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