my dear,

rise up from your stupor

and understand that you’re

worth more than you will

ever be able to fathom.


my dear,

they don’t know your heart

but they don’t need to

because they will never understand

the value you carry in each step.


my dear,

don’t cry and shout

but think and pray

because this too shall pass

tomorrow is a new day.


my dear,

you are loved and covered

by blood and mercy

but think and pray

constantly meditate

on the things above

and this poem.

all people

have you ever wondered why love is so universal

why some love covers but some exposes

why love looks angry or bitter or uncertain

why people still love after they’ve been hurt

or abused or beaten or left in the cold

why love looks blue and black but most times purple

her love keeps going back to him

while his love notices her only when its convenient

why love carves itself into the depths of a soul

only to leave a little damage to claim its territory

or maybe

why love looks like sun beams shining down on the pavement

why some love holds and caresses with its fingers

why people still love after thirty five years

and will forever and always

her love keeps going back to him

while his love only and always notices her

why love carves itself into the depths of a soul

only to show that love is different

and it is universal.

the birth of she

the world celebrates the day you were born

but i will celebrate each day you live

and each day you choose to love yourself

and every time you clear the clutter off your desk

while the clothes are still piled up in your chair

the dust bunnies on your dresser hopping to your floor

and the plate under your bed, two months old

i will celebrate each time you wake up before your alarm

especially when you fell asleep two hours before

and every time you step on the pen you refuse to pick up

and each day you decide to do your hair and pluck your brows

after dragging yourself out of your cold room

the world tells you to sit up straight and speak when spoken to

and i know they think it will keep you grounded

and each day you try your best to edify and love

and sometimes your words do not reflect those things

and she, they dont have to

because you are human and flawed and beautiful

and a mess and put together, an enigma

but i will celebrate you

i will celebrate all of you

happy rebirth, she, and happy life to you

because the world only takes one day to celebrate you

but i will take every day

every hour

and every second

to remind you that you are unapologetic

and you dont have to explain that

to anyone.


ambition flow

you can “tell from my DNA that i can help you”

after looking over at the blank space

but i can tell from your DNA

that you are a compilation of

ignorance and self-righteousness that

has caused some sort of glitch in the

major American system and that your

DNA is full of strands and strands of

laziness with thick incurable diseases

that forces you to think that words like

these are appropriate to say aloud.

but friend,

what you don’t know is that my DNA

is rich with excellence and laced with

the power and strength carried by those

Alabama streets or that black filled white house

with k dot reminding us that we’ve all got

loyalty and royalty inside our DNA so

next time be careful of the words

you spew because this world is ours

this world is mine

and our future

success does not

depend on


warm regards,

every day

the thought

of having to create

a new safe space

gets trapped in my


my emotions are


and i want

to tell you how

important this is

how important you

have become

you were the first person

i needed to tell the news

and i will never

thank you enough



boundaries limit us

although they should be


know this

i am worth as much as

the brothers and

sisters before me

were recognized for.

i am worth as much as

the tallest among saplings

and if i fall

you will not hear me

hit the ground

but you will hear and feel

my roots growing through

the soil beneath your feet

i am worth as much as

the susan and becky

who applied to my

position and then grew

angry because the black

girl was more qualified

than anyone else.

i am living out my fantasy

one and for all


i am back on my feet

and ready to begin again.