Untitled (the wild) 2017

If your life flashes before your eyes

Do you wonder what it will show?

Will you look back with astonishment

Before you reap what you have sown?

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Graduation (2017)

Our robes flow

Path open

And free

It’s graduation

The tassel hangs

Over year

Shines

In the light

It’s graduation

Our eyes locked

Hands clasped

Not knowing

It will be the last time

It’s graduation

I look back

Opportunities lost

New existence gained

It’s graduation

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Am I not (2017)

Am I not

A painter

Illustrator

Inlet

Artist

Am I not

A lover

Husband

Father

Son

Am I not

A writer

Poet

Storyteller

Grio

Am I not

Powerful

Intelligent

Thoughtful

And calm

Am I not

A man

Endangered

Only one

Of his

Kind

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Non Linear Function (2017)

My creativity

Is a

Non Linear

Function

Moving from

Idea

To idea

Reaching

Dizzy heights

And profound lows

Creating

Poetry

Prose

Novellas

Then

Paintings

Drawings

Illustrations

The next

But all

Unfinished

A gift

And a curse

But yet and still

It’s my burden

To

Bear

Be it

That bear

Is a grizzy

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Found poetry (2017)

Snow spring

Marble words

Falling stars and eagles

Ruined feathers

Nectar thoughts

Slick and sleek

Like a disappearing snake

Stray shafts on sunlight

Keep life from spilling

Drowned in rain

Solid tree trunks

Melting flakes of snow

Bottomless bed

“she said her name is Raven” (2017)

She said her name is raven

After she twirled on the pole

Stopping to give a me hug

And allow the dollar to be

Inserted in her g string

She said her name is raven

As she sat next to me

Taking a shot of alcohol

And rubbing my inner thigh

She said her name is raven

As she explained the tattoos across her canvas

The skull and roses on her arms

The outstretched owl beneath her breasts

She said her name is raven

As she removed her top and shoes

And sat atop my lap

Whispering in my ear

She said her name is raven

As she allowed my hands to explore

While she moved her body against mine

In time to the music

She said her name is raven

As the song came to an end

But my pockets are now empty

And our time is now done