Amaza Lee Meredith

A woman, no different from me, published poetry in 1767. A woman, no different from me, escaped slavery in 1849. A woman, no different from me, opened a school for black girls in 1904. A woman, no different from me, designed a gas furnace in 1919. A woman, no different from me, won an Oscar…

#JeanNate

Fell in love with myself today In a pretty common and physical way I reminded me albeit briefly of a chick that I’d wanted to be Since I was a relaxer wearing sandy brown buck toothed teen The queenliest, restless, yes, but tested, kind eyes slightly rude Material thick and ethereal out of control curls…

We’ll be right back….

Channel 1 The announcer thinks that she knows me. She thinks that she can read me. She thinks that she can tell right off of the bat, exactly where I fit. She’s too much like me. So I hate her. Side Effects? Paranoia. Disconnect. We’d like to interrupt this special broadcast to announce that your…

Bathsheba’s Tears

It’s so strange but it’s so true… The first white dude said, that cut’s killer on you! The second one said, why you walking around all sexy now, with your brand new style girl, its stunning, damn, pow! The third one said, about time, shiiiittttt, now I can pull your hair with no weave in…

Midwestern Midweek at Midday

She’s Teasing him He’s Lying to her (He didn’t think she would but she will) She’s Inviting him He comes to hers (He didn’t think she could but she can) She’s Kissing him He’s Playing her (He didn’t think she should but she shall) She’s Stripping him He’s Suspecting her (He didn’t think he’d like…

Twinkies

I’m sometimes stumbling, sometimes crawling inside this girl She’s my whole world She’s sometimes breaking or carrying me I navigate the universe made up of this same girl She’s my whole world But I don’t think she cares at all to really know me She can change, she can change, she does change she ages…

Tippy Top

He’s one of those lion cubs taught while he was very young to never become an indebted one Its sweet that at only twenty three He thinks that he can ever pull the wool over me I know that he doesn’t want freedom or he wouldn’t let me drink his cum or his cute coat wouldn’t be…

Tennis Bracelet in February

Pretty and smart, pretty and smart, That’s all you have to be… Can you be a little prettier than my momma And a little less smart than me? Pretty and smart, pretty and smart And can you learn to cook too? Can you do the laundry and take care of my kids And sew while…

Running on E

And just maybe, a kiss from Pisinoe has the same effect that clearing off brake dust has… And just maybe, a hug from Aglaope before the sun rises has the same effect that replacing your timing belt has… And who knows, just maybe, spending the night with Thelxiepi has the same effect as removing the terminal…

Smoker’s Cough

When I can’t be with you I’m just falling Through the edges of the bed sheets of anyone willing I close my eyes and grip their arms tightly And pretend that you are the one that I’m kissing Nothing there but foolish fantasy hurt and bleeding And when you call and say you’re too busy You’re…