Coming of Age

What are we waiting for?         We asked in 1999         when spring saw blood in Columbine, What are we waiting for?         We asked in 2005         … Continued

Dear America

Diversity and inclusion are two vastly different things But diversity won’t reign supreme so long as inclusion is but a dream You see, diversity gets me in the door but inclusion demands more It demands that my voice be heard … Continued

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

The Rant Has No Name

The Rant prepares to attend the kick-off for U2’s latest world tour. We have seen U2 on many occasions. Once in Vegas, we watched the opening act Damian Marley employ a dude that did nothing but wave an enormous Jamaican … 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