how it feels to be free

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece Our EndWhen you left the spot next to me was so full with your absence there was a sunken dip where your body used to lay And broken urns shattered around the soil I used to grow you into a man with formidable legs and stomping…

14th & Constitution

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece 1.So I guess nowI’m a domestic terroristI usedta live in dcReally move through itLike a woman in the knowOf the concrete and brick buildingsVery familiar withThe heavy sound of congasSteel pan drumsScreamed vocalizationsAnd corner store runsI used to really live in dcMark my name on newspaper…

Harassment

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece Do men think I build myself on the Unstable bricks Of their fantasies Mold my arms out of their desire Shape my legs in a way That moves them forward And roots me in place I must be pretty damn foolish Not to color my skin…

A Dark City (Onyx)

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece This is my space I am not movinI am not leavin

For Ntozake

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece colored girls light up the skyin the nighttimeunder coverof twilight
s/disguised as other
worldly thingssun goddesseswitches of the moonstoneriver spirits and clouds

lineage

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece my granddaddy kept liquor in his shoe