Member since December 7, 2016 | 1,026 Readings |
Cincinnati, Ohio native - They say journalism is dying and poetry’s already dead. I suppose that makes me a resurrector.
Closure before the door was opened
I am nothing. / Nothing. // My purpose is ----. / It’s rich and red. / My purpose is bleed. // Your whole job / is to watch while I do it. /…
Contain, / Contain / You-see-through-glass / Bring the water to my lips again // The molecules are more focused in the glass / Than they are in…
It’s a different hustle in the winter
Sunset - / the little ghetto market, / westside parkway // / An early start / Set up shop so to speak / Greet more folks than the mayor // …
50 Questions to Ask God this Holiday Season
Hows come we can’t see you? / How many bulbs have broken when idiots put up Christmas lights? / Why don’t people use their fucking turn signal? …
I don’t like to kill / Even the small things / Even the littlest ones / I feel it too hard / I stand over them in their death / And whisper about…
In the garden of life
In the garden of life, / with its flowers and wonders aplenty - / Some days you just pull out weeds.
When all the black mirrors light up
My eyes are polyamorous, lingering and twisting, / playing tricks on my Sunday School heart / They feed my brain the food it wants but doesn’t need…
The work of the self-titled-modern-masters / Is lost on me / Luckily, it’s lost on everyone else // Unfortunate, really / Poetry was the voice of…
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Words are like showing up, / sometimes they’re all that matters. The rest / / gets martyred in a haze. The work, the interior / struggle, has…
Without intentions, it’s a zero-sum game, and you are dead / to the beautiful life. There’s no forever, only / one day at a time. Everything…
The obsessions / don’t cease, they just hide themselves / / in plain view, like a comma spice. / Maybe I never had it right – / / …
Kids and Rap
When they / Beat / Dragged / Stomped / Burned / The body that was Emmett Till / I wonder if hip-hop held hostile’s white coats? / Before KKK noosed…
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