Tales From Gotham

The cranes have eminent domain in the sky Testaments to upwards manifest destiny Sears Trumps Hancock Street corners littered with eager pedestrians for their domain lies in the streets Taming rabid bolting taxi cars Cameras oversee your every move Drive too fast or cross faded white lines too soon FLASH Find yourself posing for pricey [...]

Lead Paintbrushes

When I am called upon—I have but one goal in my mind I am a heat-seeking missile aimed to deal destruction to anyone or anything that I come in contact with I do not care if you were an innocent bystander Or if you were days away from graduation If you meander in my orbit [...]

A Quarter For Your Thoughts

The year 1965 etched right below the face of our nation’s first president. “Liberty” scrawled right over the top, while “In God We Trust” is tucked under Washington’s chin. The “I” is almost completely worn out. You no longer have your luster. I mean I cannot blame you—you are 52 years old. Dear George:  I [...]

An End To Inaction

A speech I wrote for the 2017 Northwestern University campus-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest, which I took second place. The prompt: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” -Desmond Tutu How do you interpret Tutu’s statement? How can it connect to Northwestern, and how can you [...]

A Man

What does it mean to be A Man Being A Man is complex, it’s not a destination but a journey with many twist and turns Being A Man is so powerful but so demanding as you may learn, but nevertheless, you must rest assure and understand that you are just a work in progress Being [...]