Poem #21: Some vs. Others

Some days I feel tired. Others I feel restored. Some days I’ve wondered if I’ve strayed away. Others I’m crying out to you Lord. Some days I’m ready to end it all. Other days I’m offering to be my friends’ psychologist…as much time as I can afford. Some days I feel full of hope. Others […]

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Poem #20: Letter Of Interest

Letter of Interest Hi, You haven’t known me very long, but I wanted you to know I have an interest in you. I want to know your mind.  Tell me your fears and your dreams. Tell me your favorite memory as a child and your worst. I want to know your favorite book or your opinion […]

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Barely Here.

I’m so drained. Exhausted. Emptied out of whatever my soul had left to give. Forced to walk around in society and communicate with those around me Yet, I feel barely here.  Feeling like nothing more than a spec on this earth A piece of dust waiting to be swept up from the ground.  Pick up […]

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Poem #18: No More Tears

Babygirl lift your head up For you are worth more than they make you seem Wipe those tears They leave because they’re not worth your time Your efforts Your affection Fuck them for not making you think you’re good enough You’re a boss As long as you see it The worthy ones will see it […]

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Poem #17: Black Girl Magic

The melanin in her skin The way her hair coils The fullness of her lips The strength to keep fighting for others as well as herself How can she be anything but magic?

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Poem #16: I Want To Live

Life is right in front of you In the birds that chirp In the wind that blows In the songs that flow through your ears All you have to do is grab it.

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Poem #14: Coffee Shop

The smell of coffee beans The intimate conversations of friends Aisles and aisles of books that surround me Trays of sandwiches and chips being brought to tables College students typing last minute papers on their laptops I’m in the one place I can relax and let out the artistic me…I’m home.  

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Poem #13: Exhausted

She lowers her head in desperation All she wants is a way out Swirling in a sea of papers, coffee, and lectures Looking for the end point but isn’t seeing it anywhere The journey to the stage is almost here But can she make it?

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Poem #12: First Dates

There’s nothing more nerve wrecking than that first meet The heart palpitations and thoughts of “damn I just want him to like me” Or just hoping and praying that he’s not crazy.   The checking of the clothes and the hair Making sure everything’s in order I don’t want him thinking I look crazy having […]

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Poem #11: Trapped Soul

Inside she feels so empty. her heart is cold as ice. the tears are all dry like the sahara desert. she wonders the mystery of life. where she will go next. the feelings for others aren’t there and she wishes she could care for others but she just doesn’t feel that compassion. to her, love […]

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