2020 #32

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Tenaciously sanguine rhapsodic

Aries

Your sign is on fire

She’s a little impatient

So just relax and breathe deep

She’s never going to be a repeat

She keeps moving

Keeps writing

She’s not napping

She’s still fighting TKO

Strap yourself in

It might not all be good

But it’s going to be great

She doesn’t come up last

She tears down the gates

She’s a legend in making

A legacy, wait,

Breathe deep

Get it together

We’ve never been here before

We’ll never be here again

More power

More movement

There’s fire

Just keep writing

Keep growing

Keep shedding

Keep swinging

Keep racing

It’s not over

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Keep your head up girl

It’s not over

Your legacy

Is only beginning

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Coming in hot

Freestyle

It’s about to get even hotter

Fuck depression

I’m done with those sessions

Sitting around whining about the times

And your exes

Try to resuscitate the past

Brings you in last

Mars enters Aries

Shot the Kennedy’s

Feel the energy

D-Day

Iran Contra

This is OUR time your time

History in the making

You can try to deny it

But trust me

You won’t write it

You make the rhyme

You think I care what you think?

My family is proud of me

——

Blood on the steps

I’ve been climbing for centuries

I’m not stopping now

It’s a long way down

I’m not backing down

You’ve got issues

That’s not news

We all have blues

Shake them awake

If they’re still alive

You can’t break my stride

I’m here to win

Fire in my eyes

Freestyle and I’m just beginning

2020 #30

The older I get

The more I begin to see this play out

1 in 4 women and 1 out of 6 men are sexually abused in their lifetime; (Department of Justice) In 8 out of 10 rape cases, the victim knows the attacker; (Department of Justice)

In case you never heard or someone never told you….

Consent is easy

It can be taught to a child

If she’s not into it

It’s not cool

Stop immediately

If she changes her mind

Just stop

No is a full sentence

If you’re at work

Just treat all the women like they are Dwayne Johnson

You’ll be ok.

Consent doesn’t have to be difficult or confusing. It’s really that simple.

And of course this goes for everyone.

I know, you never really know a person.

Or what goes on behind closed doors

I know men get told a lot of what to do and what not to do

But the same goes for women…

Just because he’s aroused doesn’t mean he’s consenting

There’s that confusion even for the victims of all events ——

Just because you’re married doesn’t mean you’re owed anything

You still need consent

And also

If no one ever told you

You don’t have to hook up at work

Or with your boss

Your job can be just that

A job

So you can pay bills

Consent is when you’re both excited about it

Nothing should be a duty

Or a chore

Or a burden

Life is too short for that

So if you’ve never heard

Now you’ve heard

Top shelf (loaded)

Old love

No love

Be love

Used love

——-

I write to kill

I kill to write

I lay down these words

Like shots on paper

It’s loaded

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Hold up

Back up

6ft from the dream

I know you’re fed up

Wore out

Used

And abused

Stretched out

This year is a dead zone

This water’s hot and it’s getting even hotter

try to dream but it’s poison

Be on the right side of history

Everyday is new headline

And you’re stroking out

Stepping the line

It’s over

Now

Refocus your vision

Adjust the antenna

You’ve got to feed and water your dream

Your vision

Get yourself back in this race

All we have is time

Enjoy it

But use it

Use it like top shelf

you can’t afford to waste

So when they get a shot of you

They’ll be willing to invest

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I’m stepping back to the details

If you’re gonna be with me

You’re gonna see my dream

We shoulda been like the real Obama’s

Powerhouse couple

Details matter

Blow the roof off of this room

Look at the blood on these steps

I’ve been climbing for centuries

This isn’t rock bottom

It coulda been worse

Treat yourself better

You’re the first draft pick to your own dreams

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She walks into the room like she just bought it

She knows what she wants and she gets it

She deals the cards like it’s the hand that she wanted

Here’s the secret

I don’t know an adult that has all the answers

We do the best that we can until we can do better

The whole world is faking

But when you get together

You don’t have to tear someone down to build yourself up better

Silence is power

Listen, words matter…

Hold yourself up

Treat yourself better

If she’s your queen she’ll treat you like her king.

They might say it’s improbable but you won’t hear it because you’ll be unstoppable.

femme érotique

We died here

A thousand times over

In the hunger

The waiting

We both arrived

We see it in each-others eyes

They have terms for her

Cold hard bitch

But she’s a grown ass woman

You get what you see

And that’s what she serves

She knows what she wants

And she goes after it

And when it’s you….

When it’s you

It’s the galaxies edge

It’s figuring out you can breathe under water

She’s a different heat…

She’s sex in heels

——

We don’t ask ourselves about the past

We don’t live there anymore

We are moving forward

——

It’s passion

It’s heat

It’s slow

It’s deep

It’s hunger

It’s her world

I’m just living in it

We’re both here

Everything else fades

There’s a different animal craving

——

We know how much we worked to get where we are….

And right now

That place is

Right here

2020 #28

The dying sun

Makes no sound

The bed bangs the wall

As he coughs

The nurses run

But I never saw his spirit leave

I only heard no sound ….

It’s always the living

Left screaming

I’ll tell you what I know

What I’ve seen

—-//

What is my family tree?

My father

Grandparents

All have left the stage

They know what’s next

I’ll tell you what I mean …

But still I wonder

what good am I ?

If I just look away

What good am I

If I’m just the same

What good am I

If I just shut you out

The dying sun makes no sound

But still

All we have is time

And time is all we ever need

Don’t believe the truth

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How long can the moon stay hidden?

How long can the sun stay hidden?

How long can the truth stay hidden?

She feels everything deeply

Set apart

On this self isolated ship

Who knows what forms care takes

——

She has revolution for breakfast

She brings it to my bed

You can taste the eclipse on her lips

——

These days are dangerous

I still don’t know, but maybe, I know,

I said I’m tired,

She says she’s wired,

She’s electric

Revolutionary dreams

She’s got the means

She dreams in daylight

——

Her come here eyes

The curve of her body

Her, get back now, couldn’t care less,

Like the ash from her cigarette

She’s hard to forget….

Shine

Hang my hat on a star in the heavens. Let the light shine back in your eyes, my friend, don’t let these days separate you from a peace of mind…

Cool like an autumn day, her light is soft as she walks by my side. I still remember the smile in her eye….

Don’t let go of what’s keeping you moving. Don’t let go of what’s got you singing.

And if these days are too long, come lay by my side and I’ll make it all right tonight .

Don’t let your dreams turn to rain

Remember, we all turn to rain in April…take what you need…we can talk all night…or we don’t say anything at all…

Don’t let the light leave that smile in your eyes…you still have a piece of my heart…

Don’t let go of what’s keeping you moving. Don’t let go of what’s got you singing.

Hang my hat on a star in the heavens. Let the light shine back in your eyes…it will all be all right…

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Endure

Times are the times

The resilience ….

Not everything can be changed

But it can be endured

——-

I hope you kick a hole in the sky

I hope you create your life

I hope you create your own light

I hope….

——

I had a dream once

I was having dinner with the devil…

He smiled

And he looked at me

And said

“We’re just the same…you’re just too sad to see it…but I’m in you…”

“All of these people, you try to give meaning to…they’ll leave you…because I can give them immediate gratification…all you have is expectations. People are selfish. You’re selfish. In your vanities. In the fact that you believe you’re alone. And that you’re somehow, different.”

I remember seeing the shoes of a politician walk across the platform.

The devil smiled… and said the real show was about to begin.

——-

Your heart might be an empty street

One you don’t recognize

All the trees have died

All the houses are empty

——

It’s your resilience

It’s your hope

Keep moving

Keep walking

Even when you see the devil inside

Just keep going

Endure

Exist

I know, what voices cross the waters at Midnight

They keep reminding you

Of old versions of you

They’re there in the corner

———

My chest is flooded

My eyes are on fire

My throat is filled with coal

——-

Exist

Beyond what you were dreaming

All of your enemies already know ….

And these days

Are just a dry county

You’re waking up

———

I know what voices cross the waters

I know you know

But just so….

Keep existing

Keep believing

Keep walking

Your light won’t go out

Your soul is on fire

These are your days