The tears cascade like rain down windowpanes I gave you a window to my pain A peak at what made me weak I should’ve known: Don’t be too comfortable; too trusting; too vulnerable Because the cuts just plunge deeper And my pain, too exposed I’d cry you a river if it meant you’d stay But [...]
Words I wish I heard a lifetime go.
It is the gentle embrace of a soft love that warms the soul of a giant. Defiant I may be to believe that I could conceive of a life not embodied by strife. Hope, a four letter word interchangeable for another. You, irreplaceable. A sweet melody playing to the rhythm of my beating heart. I [...]
A black man killed by the state that swore to serve and protect him; Officers swiftly held accountable. A surge of joy. *Black officers swiftly held accountable. Dissonance. I want justice but . . . . No. I want justice. I want to live in a country where Black People are not the state’s punching [...]
I want to be a butterfly I want to emerge in this world knowing that my position isn’t permanent I want to traverse the world knowing that great change lies around the corner I want to know that now—I may be grounded, but one day I will fly I want to submerge myself into myself [...]
I want you to know, my embrace will always feel like home. I want you to know, when the world is dark, I will serve as your light. I cannot promise you a perfect life. I can promise you I will always fight for you—for us.
When it feels like life is getting the best of you; when you are in a room full of people, but feel alone; when your tears rush from your eyes like water from broken taps—creating a deep lake of sorrow to drown in; when life feels unbearable; when there are more downs than ups; when [...]
I try to take care of you as best I can. Regular washes and tune-ups. I always have you in the best gear. To others—you may seem ragged and worthless, a clunker. To me—you are special and beautiful. The manual says Toyota, but I know you are a Benz. I never really understood why people [...]
Love, the thickest, toughest, and most opaque pill to swallow. One of those medications where the side effects can be worse than the actual symptoms. Love is a game in which rookies seldom win and pros fall short. When the seed of love is well planted—you can never abort those feelings. I tried dipping my toes [...]
Cherish those nine months Those are the only guaranteed moments The second he is born Not a single moment is guaranteed At a moments notice his soul can be ripped from his body A stray bullet A too tight choke hold Or a drug overdose Can send a stream of tears Rushing over The edges [...]