Johnnie Made Ya Walk

In the end I met with the boy In the mirror Holding on to a long bottle And a square He thought he knew Despair Yet his twisted temptations Drew out the dragon’s claws And a mouth Of fire He … Continued

Because

for all mothers We Because You You Because We All Because Love  

You, Too

after Langston Hughes   You, too, write America. You are the darker storyteller. They don’t honor you, ‘Cause they refuse to see you. But after failing To correct their vision, They go blind. Tomorrow, You’ll shed light On who you … Continued

As You Dance

you say it’s hard to make your heart flutter right now and i can almost feel the fear and hesitation in all of those words maybe you’re scared that your heart is empty right now that what’s about to happen … Continued

Pride Inside Their Tears

for A Tribe Called LGBTQ   As the wind cried fair game they grinned from ear to ear without a neat or fear of things far & near The earth loved them the same but they knew not of this … Continued

Back Into Soft Waters

i beseech the gods the universe the fates to allow the most minute molecular part of me to accept the moments as they come don’t just rage against the dying light find purpose in dawning in the middle of the road … Continued

Giant Steps

Raises holy hell at any expense Uses religion as a pretense Long lost and so far gone Always fearing the unknown Denying everyone recompense Dreams of a white picket fence Sees love as dollars and cents Heart of nickel-plated gold … Continued

Against All Odds

Last month I was reminded that I needed to find you again   You first came into my life on a chilly March night back in ’96   I was fourteen years old   You found your way into my boombox and I … Continued

Queen

for Miss Black Tulsa 2018   Born a lamb in the Year of the Dragon, destined to fly high yet raised a caged bird, singing songs in A minor, pulled wagon for the dough, not for the ‘Gram, hummingbird eloquence, a … Continued

Americano Poetica

They say they like The Americano Rich smooth dark Its color A booming black Its essence A chaotic craze   It sends signals Through my spine To my mind I must acknowledge The tempting times Forced to consider A wishful … Continued