Overflow Abatement

I noticed the bird flying around my garden singing ever so sweetly about how nice it was to be free I knew as soon as I saw him that he belonged to me I loved him so much I cut a board into 7 pieces just for him I drilled holes for assembly and applied…

Raw Emotional Chronic Relapse State

He promises me something. I fall for it every single time. He tells me that I’m the one. I want to believe his lies. He says that I win that I can leave knowing that no one else had conquered him but me. He tells me only because I’m leaving, I’m sure. And this must…

Jean-Paul Sartre

The wind was sweet and cold. I was leaving my job and heading toward my car, thankful that the day wasn’t worrisome. My phone was too hot because I’d left it in the car all day and just looking at it, you crossed my mind. I wondered where you were and how nice it would…

Taking Stock

They lined up, single file in my mind From most recent to the oldest, waiting patiently for their turn to speak when asked to describe being with me. The monster would say She’s a little crazy, a little gullible but useful. He never loved me though… Old Faithful would say She has no capacity for…

For the Folk in The Cheap Seats

If I always looked to see if my hands were shaking first If I always took a full deep breath through the nose exhaling through the mouth first If I always considered the collateral damage of my actions first then I wouldn’t have ever learned a fucking thing in this life or had a damn…

Amor Fati

At 6, I was left with some relatives while my mom was in prison, and my father’s sister who was 11 used to hit me all of the time because she didn’t want to baby-sit me. Feel that. Someone tweeted to me the comment your blog is cool. Feel that. And yet somehow I still…

Insignificantfactorsingrandlifeequations

You know how much I love it when you beg. You’re hurting me with this now so pretend to care just a lil… If there is a hell I’m going because of you. You don’t even need me for this anymore so you’re being incredibly cruel. I don’t want to tell you to fuck off…

On the 153rd Juneteenth

He doesn’t know that I picked him because he is beautiful and manipulative like my mother. I picked him because he is brilliant and distant like my father. I picked him because like my parents he ignores me. It doesn’t matter that he’s just your garden variety white boy. For him and for them, I…

Bruce Lee

A broken down Greyhound Stuck in Birmingham Chopsticks for Bobbi pins Nothing but hand me downs Babysitting at 10 Running through the hood In nothing but Underoo’s Mom liked being used Given away, nowhere to stay Molestation attempts fueled by booze God doesn’t see any of this Torture isn’t news Excelling at academics No praise,…

Drowning Fishes

I can’t write about me from your point of view I have no idea why you do what you do This means I’ve never ever really known you How come you can’t just say, “Yeah, we’re through?” It’s not your fault you want to keep the door open I’m obviously the one who should get…