Complacency

To care, or not to care? That is the question, or so it may seem One who boasts of an eye that’s ever-watching But possesses an ignorance that’s so mean The most inactive, entitled, hypocritical Person that you’ve ever seen Driven by fear, selfishness and loathing… Or something deeper in between Uninformed, unaware, unbothered Or … More Complacency

Black Independence Day

  Beautiful Loving Amazing Creative Kind Innovative Nurturing Devoted Educated Proud Elegant Natural Dedicated Encouraging Noble Cultured Everlasting Black Independence Day… The right way. Despite the hate; we are here to stay. If you’re offended, then be my guest. If you ain’t with it, then get left with the rest.

My Body

You mean to tell me that some man… gets to tell ME… about MY BODY? _ You mean the body I was born in? The body that I grew up in? The body that I am made of? The body that I feed? The body that I cloth? The body that I take care of? … More My Body

The Setback

I didn’t see it. I didn’t realize how… … how natural it is… … how inescapable it is. I thought that I was a failure Like I wasn’t doing it right Like I was behind in life Like I was STAGNANT. I thought that my family would judge me Like I wasn’t trying hard enough … More The Setback

History… My History

Standing out in the fields under a scorching sun Arrested under the fear of whips and rabid dogs Forced to pick cotton or reproduce, whether we wanted to or not Sounds like history… my history.   Perched on our hands and knees until they bled dark red Scrubbing floors, washing dishes, cleaning windows Using gritty … More History… My History