How I Write Poetry (sometimes)

So, there’s a dimension lodged between a fold in my brain matter. It is a wild, untamed land that can at one moment be a boundless void, and at another, a dense jungle. Like something between Jumanji and Narnia, it has as many manifestations and descriptors as the art that is birthed from that internalContinue reading “How I Write Poetry (sometimes)”

It is Fragile

It is fragile.The paper barrier between flesh and air.The wind cuts through it like razorsAnd the beasts of the field stomp it down to mere dust They are fragile.The veins who transport life.The wine is spilledInto marrowIf the wine goes bad,then the the heart does tooFor it cannot tell blood from poison It is fragileTheContinue reading “It is Fragile”

If the Soul is an Anthill

I am made of staticA group of Infinitesimally small points on a three-dimensional gridAs I watched ants blanket the edge of the sidewalkI came to this conclusion Their rank and file were knotted up in a juncture between cement cracksI could not find room for a soul within that massNor the mass of my ownContinue reading “If the Soul is an Anthill”

You Are Where Your Money Goes.

The Obvious Problem Well, we’re going to talk about it again: Police continue to murder black people in the street and in their homes with little consequence. It’s but one symptom of the systemic racism that pervades and perverts our society. But you already knew that. Today, I’ll be sharing what I’ve decided to doContinue reading “You Are Where Your Money Goes.”

Critical Mass

The social debt incurred by our worldHad reached critical mass ages ago. We waited too long and the interest compoundedNow we can’t even afford to pay the first installment The bill keeps showing up at the houseThe balance growing larger If we paid with our souls, like the fathers didit’d barely cover the interestAnd tomorrowContinue reading “Critical Mass”

My Obligatory Poem about Depression

*An interactive poem* I’ve been a sad person for my whole lifeAnd I know the workings of being sad.The hum and droneand persistent diminuendo. *reader, please take a deep sigh- for immersion* You know,I’m come so farIn the war of attrition with the rival in my mind. I’ve learned to stay saneBy repeating mantras ofContinue reading “My Obligatory Poem about Depression”