educate the masses

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece To teach toleranceRequires a level of tolerance I simply do not possessAnd compassion for the ignorantWho deem themselves not so violentBecause they only pay the company that makes the gunsAnd guns don’t kill people/People—men with pent up emotions from childhoodWomen who believe themselves exemptCowards hiding fromContinue reading “educate the masses”

Reading the Combahee River Statement pt. 1

This is a “Weekly Spotlight” feature piece The genesis of Contemporary Black Feminism We would like to affirm that we find our origins in the historical reality of Afro-American women’s continuous life-and-death struggle for survival and liberation … There is undeniably a personal genesis for Black Feminism, that is, the political realization that comes fromContinue reading “Reading the Combahee River Statement pt. 1”

Reincarnate

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece I don’t wanna just dieI wanna walk through the forest during a rain stormAnd take my clothes off one article at a timeStrewing them along the ground behind me, beneath meI want to sink slowly into the rootsOf mishandled flowers and caving mountainsThat’ll lead me throughContinue reading “Reincarnate”

Through my mother’s eyes

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece All my dreams and hopesU ripped from my chest and squished them between your fingersWhen I told you noEven dared to question your authority, which u didn’t likeSo to keep me thereFolding under the pressure of race men and their forceful politicsU tied a short leashContinue reading “Through my mother’s eyes”

Careless (tentatively)

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece Why are lovers so careless with meSo oblivious to my feelingsAnd sensitivities Like my words lessen in power when fallingOn their earsAnd I’m wrong for hearing the full vibrato Of what another’s got to sayI never was fondOf being treated like a—A afterthought and/or a tag-a-longIdlingContinue reading “Careless (tentatively)”