Stranger Than Fiction

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When we carry calabash on our shoulders And our identities on our chins, We're judged by the battles our fathers fought and lost, For their scars were just new tribal marks. We do not hit the head of a chicken To stop her alarm when she…

Wright

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Wrong isn't wrong, it is just a little less right It is wright we scream to ourselves. To him who is pure, all things are pure. and so the rest of us who are tainted see everything through skewed lenses calling the world grey so our…

How to Serve your Opinions

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If you ever find yourself seated among men whose words provoke laws, Do not be like a dead fish on the table Serve your opinions with raw hot pepper And watch them smack their lips and blink their eyes a thousand and two. Let them stick…

Keyboard

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I wish that you could see the secrets behind each text or decipher with your mind's eye the words buried by backspacing. I love you [backspace] Hey. You're all I ever think about [backspace] How are you My mind…

What will people say?

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I've seen giantsEnd up as dwarfsTaj Mahal blueprintsEnd up as unpublished drafts. I've seen CheckmatesEnd up as lossesFor the player, was checkingMates paces to run personal races.Rocks have been reduced to ashesFor they were scared of harsh…

WOLF

They say I have no money to buy clothes That is why I creep upon sheep at night To tear off their innocent skin From ears to paws I walk around the streets Like a scholarsheep priding in another's sweat. Do not ask me if I deserve it, Because…

Love and Fear

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They say love is comforting But I swear it has me scared to death You tell me you're stressed I hear you're completely fatigued You tell me you're hungry I hear you've been starving for days You tell me you're cold I hear you're…

Peacock

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You beat your chest all the time, Inflicting pains to your innocent heart, Now it wails like a hungry toddler whose mother voyaged away with all the milk. You beat your chest all the time, And crowned yourself a demigod, screaming of your…

Tears

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I promised I'd let myself cry whenever I needed to and it took this decision to help me realize Tears aren't enough Growing up, I cried a lot from pain, more emotional than physical I always cried. This might've been okay, maybe but I'm…

When there isn't me, there's no us.

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Have you noticed? When I don't talk,There's silence between us. When I don't call,There's distance. When I don't text,We run out of words. Have you noticed? When I don't askThere's no openness. When I don't show affectionNone…