Kindred Stranger(spoken word)

  I have watched my kin argue over which sin is greater. Is the greatest sin to not love the one that sits beside you in your calmest moments. To those that think otherwise. Float on I say. Float on. Why don’t we talk about which star is the brightest in the sky; Instead we contemplate […]

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There is a woman who has the ability to breathe life into words. That wields a voice that wraps around your bones like vines made of wood to help you stand straight. She has instilled in me one of the most important things a man should learn. Compassion. Her love is everlasting and it spreads […]

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Caesar’s Judgement

She was from a familiar region Yet I still called her exotic. As clean as newly formed glass Though she enjoyed being referred to as dirty. Whispered intimates in my ear as she paid the bar tab. I couldn’t walk by her without her grabbing at my secrets. Peeled all of my crisp layers off […]

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I’m not the kind of drum you play one time. Not the kind of song you put on repeat for one night. I am the cartridge that you try desperately to get working. Blowing it Over and over again. You have been left drained The vessels in your arms are hollow. Mushrooms grow and spores […]

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Guard and Counter

I sling my confidence like a claymore. Shatter her shield into a million pieces. Now she calls me a keeper. She’s writing a thesis about how blacks never needed Jesus. We just need each other. If I ever have any kids, I hope she’s the mother. She always calls me out whenever I backtrack. Looking […]

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Last night I reached over to place my hand on your face and you weren’t there. I thought about the way moonlight hits your eyes. I miss your smile and your voice. The way you say my name as if it were the first time. The way you question me whenever I look in your […]

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Omnipotent Love

This isn’t the first time that I’ve loved you. Don’t you remember our other lifetimes together? The families we created. Our heavens that we cultivated. The universe expands because of our love that grows with each encounter. Close your eyes and remember our timeless love. It is us that light up the sun. Our closeness […]

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