Mother of Exiles 

I lift my lamp toward the golden door

From shinning sea to rushing shores

with tear filled eyes I wish upon you grace

That you should find liberty as an ascended race

Let your work leave your legacies let you name be remembered in love

Let all the things you've done with integrity be recorded above

And while we're together I'll nurture you with nature I'll give you the world whole

But only as much as you can handle for too much of a good thing gets old

As too much of a bad thing unfurls 

like a cancer to our emotions embedding into our DNA curls

Yet, we last all night perpetually moving finding our way

Our ancestors couldn't; we are free to think, to speak, to create

I pray you don't become insensitive to struggle as you forever look towards the sun

And you find comfort and peace knowing you're protected by mama's gun

I wish you love my children of no foreign land

And everything will progress with grace having been touched by your hands

Go into this living knowing your are revered and respected

For I am always with my children. Exiled but never neglected.

Death to False Lashes

Truth be told them lashes ugly as shit
No hate I'm just not here for it
They're gaudy, too much
Epitome of faux beauty
Saying they ugly as shit is putting it loosely
It's not just the lashes; we're fixing what isn't broken
We deny ourselves healthy attraction and leave ourselves open
To mistrust and the emotional abuse that clings on
Singing, "Love me for me with all my false things on."
Then love me still when my charms come off 
And help me build so our generations aren't lost
Shit, some bat lashes, some just blow plain smoke
I digress though, so miss me till they woke.


What Couples Do

You inspired me for a moment; I painted a few pictures and wrote a poem or two

Had me feeling myself with the thought of moments beside you.

Before now my verbs were in the present tense but today I write in the past.

Where would we be if we somehow could know of all the things that wouldn't last.

If I had opened up to you more would you had opened up to me too?

I'm left with my assumptions of why we can't grow but I still want the truth.

What was it you were looking for? Your words always short and few

We met in a time in both of our lives where neither of us can do what couples do.



 His smile look like the way the sun shines when its shinin'

I want to wake up to you most mornings

If ever our art shall pull us away our thoughts shall never part

While the surface seems something right out of my ideas

I have faith that your inside is just as beautiful

This manifestation is purposeful, positive, and progressive for us both.

We shall grow. We shall learn. We shall create. We shall love.

With our hearts smilin' the way the sun shines when its shinin'