death is a slave’s only freedom (2005)

death is a slave’s only freedom

not running away

in fear for your life

and the lives of those closest 2 u

not with bargaining

the exchange of money

in order 2 b set free

2 b free from one

yet in debt 2 another

no freedom at all

dr king

free at last, free at last

then freedom came 2 him

but his freedom came

unwanted in the form of an

assassin’s bullet

and not willingly from

the hands of time

the phoenix arose (2005)

the phoenix arose

soaring majestically

bleaching the blue

out of the sky

leaving hues of red

orange and yellow

in its stead

the flight continues

the sky luminous

until the bird finds the truth

the truth chokes him

the pain causes tears to fall

from his eyes

creating small fires below

from soaring to careening

no longer majestic

but like a stone

thrown by a child

skipping across the sky

only to sink

and slump 2 to the earth below

the flames continue

though not adding 2 the legend

but slow roasting the bird

into the ashes of which it came

bracelets (2005)

start off with bracelets

of plastic and letters

and dates

then onto bracelets

made of yarn and strings

multi colored

symbolizing what a

friendship means

then the pursuit for

bracelets made from

precious metals

but the cost must have

been too high

instead of platinum and gold

bracelets with letters

engraved

free silver bracelets

are received

courtesy of law enforcement

to be an artist (2005)

to be an artist

must you suffer

and if so

have i?

though involved

in death and loss

heartaches and

breaks

not great

art comes

forth

no paintings,

sculptures, drawings

or sketches

stories, novels,

philosophical

progresses

since i have

suffered, or at

least think i have

maybe im not

an artist

then what am i?

no label to label

or title as such