Lying awake and still. Studying the patterns of a flickering cityscape. I can smell the night transform into the hazy rush of day. I do some of my best worrying while in the dark. Anxiousness eats away at my once manicured nail beds. My mind drifts upwards and sideways against the brick walls of my existence. I love too hard and too frequently. But thats my cross to bear. I can hear the nightbirds sing against a symphony of roaring vehicles going nowhere fast. And all I can d
There have been only two instances where a man has tried to come for my strength. The keyword here being "tried". The first attempt occurred just a few days before my college graduation. My biological father, who had been in and out of my life sporadically since i was in the 4th grade, came to visit me in Baltimore one summer. Sitting at my dinner table, sipping hard liquor he asks, "so what are your plans once you graduate?". My first thought was why the hell do you care but
HAPPY 420 friends! Enjoy the third installment of my series Front Story/ Backstory featuring the pot head proper poem "Don't Forget Papers" in honor of the holiday and the final days of National Poetry Month Enjoy Share And subscribe! #420 #hustler #black #discuss #maryland #mood #pot #papers #bong #nirvana
In the second installment of Front Story Backstory, I perform my poem entitled "Perfect Vision" concluding with the inspiration behind the piece. Leave a comment
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In honor of National Poetry Month, I present the first installment of a series I like to call Front Story + Backstory where I share an original piece of poetry with you and conclude with a backstory on it's inspiration.
First up is "Body Braille", a story of love and self harm
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