Cluster B

Yeah so, I wish that we were still friends. Honestly, I find myself saying that more and more to everybody that I used to know who suddenly disappeared. I suspect that in all actuality it wasn’t sudden, slowly but surely if I had been paying attention, they were letting me know that being a part…

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…

The Unisex Outerwear Collection by H&M

I’ve learned a lot about myself from you, young man. I’m grateful that I’ve met you. I had only ever had sex in the past 26 years with one other person where I wasn’t fantasizing about some other partner not in the same room and it was only one time. I craved him for a…

Aller de l’avant

I feel weak like worn out box springs Partly because I’m going to miss you I feel sad like the darkness autumn brings Partly because I know I don’t need you I feel hopeless like a life nearly ticked away Partly because I can’t have you I feel aimless like an archer in last place…

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…

Ressentiment

  I very nearly told you…   About where I’m headed How leaving you was dreaded About how much gloating I’d done In front of everyone About how I felt about you And why I can’t continue And why I’m not going to connect About how I hate when you deflect About my heart’s suture…

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…