I Come From A City Where…

I come from a city where... Kids can make computer games But don't know how to ride a train Teens can ace quantum physics But have no clue about budget sheets College kids can start revolutions But with love they've no solution Thirty year olds still watch cartoons But can't define platoon or harpoon Forty … Continue reading I Come From A City Where…

Dig Deep

My sense of belonging Comes from deep within Buried beneath layers of rock Unearthed, uprooted, but strong I wasn't born this way, it wasn't choice From a young age I had to silence the voices Of deceit, of greed, of exploitative breeds Of those who take from me more than the ink I bleed But … Continue reading Dig Deep

The Battle Continues

Filled with secrets that we keep Surmounting each one as we speak Hiding in the crevices of us Wondering if we'd ever trust enough To reveal to others our vulnerable selves While on the surface many choose to dwell Holding onto untested truths Jaded, unguided, confused in the gloom All headed to our resting places, … Continue reading The Battle Continues

The Bull

I'm not here to take the pain To shelter you from the storm again I'm not here to suffer the blame To confront the fire that can't be tamed No, I'm here on my own accord With an agenda, I forewarn I'll take the bull right by the horns Throw him into a garden of … Continue reading The Bull

After All This Time

Every time I try to write a letter I can find a million ways to better The words I place right on the page Paper and ink, a written stage On which I placate my unrevealed self As if this book was a display shelf Bound, wrapped, unexposed, but true The mysteries held in me, … Continue reading After All This Time

I’m Not Lost, Just Displaced

When I lack direction They give me religion When I lack discretion They squelch my questions When I challenge regimes They corner me into the mainstream When I seek advice They tell me to sacrifice When I ask for help They tell me to save myself When I offer my assistance They react with resistance … Continue reading I’m Not Lost, Just Displaced

Hello Silence

Hello silence, ye olde friend Once acquainted, we meet again We do not see one another often Not since I left you alone in that coffin Where have you been, you strange mystery You glance, then evade our torn reality As if you are nothing but a dream A flicker in time, an untold memory … Continue reading Hello Silence