The music plays, and I sway and sway Dancing to sweet music all night and day Pushing my troubles aside asea Just let me dance and leave me be   “How can you dance?” they say and say While your people are dead from day...
Dead inside, dry and cracked Water and flower cannot contact Fire burns the petal away Now it’s time for the bees to pay Dead inside, dry and cracked The earth is having a panic attack Fire burns the world away Who told the devil it was...
"We are now witnessing what movies futurized about for centuries: human beings with telepathy." I lay on my mommy's arm as she watches the news. "Everyone was always able to do it on a small-scale, of course. Like when you thought...

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I finally talked to the monster in my closet She asked why I don't lay my clothes out at night I guess I'm too afraid of what she might think That her words will burn holes in 579 Jeans Now that I'm a...

On This Twilight

The sun is leaving, The clouds scatter. When will you be back? Will it matter? The wind cools my skin On the twilight As the stars come into view For another night. How many will I see In my life? How many people Will enter my strife? The eyes of the...
  “Ach!” I shouted at myself as I combed through my hair filled of nappy curls. My hair an impossibility, I threw the comb at the bathroom mirror. “Positive thoughts, Iyana, positive thoughts. What am I doing this for anyway? It's...
  When I look at my beautiful Black people full of melanin I see gods walking in the midst of human beings And then I get to thinking about the evident Ingrained power inherited by the Supreme Being I look up at the sun...

Wise Man Told Me

Art by Divine Tokyoska   a Wise man told me to never trust what you don’t know never trust what grows in the dark Don’t take part in the wine tasting scene For what grows in the dark would never find the light he lives in...

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