Poisonous Plants

Did you plant this vine The one that poisoned your hand Did you set it free in your garden, in your land ? This poison that you can’t seem to find Is crippling your mind Like that vine That someone else planted When their entrance was never granted But their thoughts slipped away Finding roots…

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Heaven

Some days I crave a sun so bright Instead of Memphis rain And people that can say my real name Some days I feel my skin turning back A darker shade close to black And I hear my roots calling me home But most days I know I am not alone In feeling so far…

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The Moon

I rushed to meet the full moon As I could finally see her face A month of waiting could not be replaced And as the moon turn around I knew The rock looked much like you My imaginary childhood friend You survived this long You were with me till the end I wondered how your…

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Walking Desert

I never thought it a desert Nor did I ever judge the sands I thought it a home That I could hold in the palm of my hands Sticking to my curly hair And the shoes I wear I became a walking desert Completely unaware Of the sands of my people Clinging to my form…

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Slipping

Time is slipping away And I hoped you would stay But I’ll be slipping too I wished you well I wished you good I’ve done all I know I could But time Is my enemy and time is my friend I wished I could see it till the end But time is slipping away And…

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Wars

War took a different shape One that was not so familiar But they thought that my war was more valid One that had actual bombing, shooting and destruction But I see the validity in their pain After all We’re all the same And Divorce Abuse Illness Boredom Lack of inspiration Are all battles we fight…

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Wishes

Would your finger wish your hand harm? Would your finger wish your arm harm? Would you? Well-being is a choice One that helps the body rejoice For its master … Would you, a small part of this universe Wish harm On your larger self Your whole? No not at all Well being comes from well…

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Dictionary

You are more than A name A gender A career choice You are what’s underneath Buried deep And between a definition and another The essence was lost Let’s put it back together And leave definitions for those Unsure of who they are I find no need for man-made Dictionaries

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