Deliberate

Beautiful Black girl Funny Complex Smart Who caused your self-hate? Not being able to relate to no one but the same? Too busy teaching Couldn’t imagine your hurt, lack of self-worth Leading by example must be conscious must be deliberate Shouldn’t be left up to chance, a lottery we can’t

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Out of Body

Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl? Out of body. I don’t remember what I did last night, what I said at the mic. Nevertheless you hugged you kissed you smiled you stared you applauded… someone who really wasn’t there. Whose eyes are these glaring back at me?

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No Apologies

I don’t apologize. Why should I? For requesting …a smaller class size? …a positive quality of life? …living with no strife?   I don’t apologize. Why should I? For standing on principle? For thinking beyond self? For struggling against those with wealth?   I don’t apologize. Why should I? For

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