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2020-03-24 21:33
Life is easy, when you’re up on the mountain And you’ve got peace of mind, like you’ve never known But things change, when you’re down in the valley… Read More
And The Land Had Rest From War
2017-12-28 11:46
My Gardener is enthusiastic. He kills all the weeds in my garden, Sweating conviction, In purple droplets, Muscles wet, In the midday sun, he Slaughters them, My perfect weeds I spent so l… Read More
Said The Joker To The Thief
2017-09-21 18:51
  Don’t make fun of the flower arranger, Ikebana Is self – discipline, a Nip here, a Snip there, and With fullness of time, and Passage through life, Done with the flash of… Read More
2017-09-01 02:36
Shoes make the world go round, Steady shoes, Come home, Stilettos, Come sweet, Yellow, High heels, Carry intention, Fresh, Stride, Aplomb, Steady, Sure, Move, The man in front, sure Move th… Read More
Standing Behind People
2017-06-26 13:28
You are the, Reduction, Sweet wine, the Product of every, Human Being, Behind you, and That is all; Behind every, Great human, is God, Behind every great, Man, a woman A woman, a man, A m… Read More
2017-06-07 05:17
The idea of home is so complicated to me; home isn’t here people look at me like I am from somewhere else. Where is home? Writing became an expression of my discomfort a l… Read More
2017-05-29 07:53
Promise, Yellow and gold and, Crimson; Never make a promise. You cannot keep them. Never say I’ll keep a secret, you Cannot. You’re human. Have loving thoughts for yourself, And… Read More
The Barber Shop
2017-05-27 14:43
Kiswahili in Brooklyn, Mercedes outside, and I’m falling in love with my country. Seven days he works. Day’s off, he says Entrepreneur, he plays Doing what he can to cut hair we… Read More
2017-05-26 02:45
Did you hear me? Within the bounds of righteousness, you May do as you please, I miss you. Finish and come back to me, I am always here. Have fun. Be happy. Photo – MoisesGo… Read More
Another Chance At Happiness
2017-05-25 19:56
give me goodseed and I’ll plant it by the roadside. give me water and I will tend it, goodseed, grow it give me laughter and I will turn it, and live it with goodheart, and love it in… Read More
2017-05-25 10:21
They shot the cheese cake. High heels, Eye-liner, Battle-ship, Village people, Purple tortoises Yelling, The light of day, Grey, The road, Dim, Muddy, Single lane, Wet, Pools reflecting tor… Read More
A Long Journey Home
2017-05-25 09:05
I am not poor. I am not weighed down. I am not ugly, fat, inadequate. Not good enough, not pure enough, not strong enough. I am rich. I am free. I am free. ♦Photo – Persian Blog… Read More
2017-05-24 13:19
Microsoft, Houston, Com Check, Com Check! Challenger and Columbia, are One and the same thing, People died on the way up and on the down opening Space, So do not blame America. Be better. … Read More
2017-05-24 10:00
Frederick Douglass, ca. 1879. George K. Warren. (National Archives Gift Collection)Exact Date Shot UnknownNARA FILE #: 200-FL-22WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 113 I do not have dreams that I rem… Read More
“Black Boys On Mopeds”
2017-05-24 01:10
“Black Boys On Mopeds” Margaret Thatcher on TV Shocked by the deaths that took place in Beijing It seems strange that she should be offended The same orders are given by her I&r&helli…Read More
Counting Lovers
2017-05-24 01:07
Cheese occurs at night, Counting lovers, Gerald Jason, Daniel, Leonard, Han, Rolf, Keshavjii, Simon, Like that, they Say a healthy lifestyle has ten to twenty, Lovers. ♦Photo –… Read More
2017-05-06 19:11
And I’ll be dust to dust bound to, Shifting black wicker furniture just so, Patrons aren’t disturbed, By the rain between, The hair-do and the pedicure, separated At least, By t… Read More
2017-04-28 12:43
sweets on a plate empty tuperware lens cleaner is, What we took to bed. Red he says, but he’s deaf, With earphones on, Police frames and Louis Vuittion, Cardboard handbags, And perfe… Read More
2017-04-28 12:41
I don’t have friends, I do not think. Friends get married, and Drive bigger cars and, Have more intelligent things to talk about, better Places to go, are Becoming lawyers and doctors… Read More
2017-04-28 12:40
Dead beetles die in their skins, and Seychellois, Mauritanians, Maurtians, Martians, Fighting with sun-tans all, and Bad lip jobs, In Nairobi, Silent giraffes groping for love, God, Tending… Read More
The Painting With The Smudge
2017-04-09 09:49
I remember her detail, How she looked, how she talked to her husband, I just stood on the pavement and cried, I’ll Never see her again, not here, That’s it. Whatever came, came… Read More
Editing The Bible
2017-03-30 20:40
We’ve all seen them, Womens circle knitting on, Saturday, Mens having breakfast to learn, How to lead, Ever been inside a church, I mean inside? You know the ones; Don’t Talk o… Read More
On Gender Based Toiletry
2017-03-30 19:21
Attack your assailant with the baguette, You are carrying in your hand. Soft weapon. Transgender toilet, Beat the crap out of the hoodlum, male Or female, Black or white, think Not you must… Read More
Living On A Prayer
2017-03-21 10:11
You punish me for telling you my fantasy, At night I lock the door so no one else can see, Refrain, Come Oberon! Able only to gasp at the splendor of the sun, come! Photo – &diam&helli…Read More
2017-01-29 15:12
Never mind Lawyers, Children with no mouths, Never mind Inspiration, Write Now. Photo – ♦Personal♦ -short evocative poetry-Filed under: Poetry Tagged: death, friendship, g… Read More
2017-01-10 16:12
Smelly in the corner, On a black, Leather sofa, We speak he and I with our bodies, we Recline at will, With silver-lined laptops, With morning beer in, Plastic cups, ice-cream Tins, we Tou… Read More
Pain Relief
2017-01-03 06:15
​ Builders will continue to build, and White folk dumpster dive,  In the winter anyway, In red, And blue overalls, scavenge – Scavenger, Some for profit, others fun, and I C… Read More
Midnight Gardener
2016-11-08 07:23
​ I can hear God in comfort, In the separation of minds, Surrounded by Ancestors, We Forget; What if What took place, Took place at midnight, would you Stack hay and win, Be the zombi… Read More
The Smell Of New Curtains
2016-10-23 20:12
​ It came from the right side like God, or a deer, a Migraine warning; Chemotherapy strikes at any time. Where am I going wrong? Under community skies and red roofed buildings, immacul… Read More
Jacob And His Angel
2016-09-14 14:22
It is patience that destroyed Adam and Eve, Not the hooded serpent, With beady eyes, Not the salacious Jezebel, Hiding her fanny, Not the woman, The patience, You see, The knowing without p… Read More
2016-03-22 03:51
    They shot the cheese cake. High heels, Eye-liner, Battle-ship, Village people, Purple tortoise Yelling, The light of day, Grey, The road, Dim, Muddy, Single lane, Wet, Pools r… Read More
2016-02-05 03:28
  I am right. You may say that I am not, but I have, Demanded love and, You, Are wrong. Black and blue and red hummingbird, I Know what I am saying, you Left the kids again, And we ar… Read More
2016-01-05 02:49
It is raining outside. I am reminded that, Rain has rhythm. Rhythm has heart-beat, A beat, a Rat-a-tat-tat, Every city has its gangsters, its’ Street corners, its Unbelievers, every H… Read More
2016-01-03 00:48
Promises are made to be broken, Thwarted, Made again, Whilst Jasmine pours, Perfume; Where God, Is an impression, a Figment, Asking why, if Birds and fish and, Creatures of all kinds, Flour… Read More
2015-12-24 02:18
If we are to be Gods we must, Musk, Be life forms using noses and spectrograms, Be blue animals, Hurtling through space, dentists Doxologists, Cobblers mending hard drives, Therapists, Slip… Read More
2015-12-19 02:40
The brown bee, Big as a bear, That visits my Polyandra, Flies meticulous patterns around morning blooms Dispersing pollen, As easily as the hummingbird next to it, Serenades hibiscus. We sp… Read More
2015-12-14 20:30
2004_150 002 We spend our days, Getting ready for tomorrow, Hoping the past will not catch us, The bad eating, the saccharin juices, when Now is the only moment, to Love, to Speak, Re-pack y… Read More
2015-12-10 01:47
Bombing everything, You prevaricate, Humans in an upside-down chandelier, Prevaricating, Pompous, Unable, Hot air rising will cool. Cold air, Kelvin Is frozen solid so, Focus. Save a butter… Read More
2015-11-23 23:05
  Do chickens hold their food in their feet while they are eating? Some birds actually do, The Ornithologists have discovered, Actually hold their food in their feet whilst they are di… Read More
2015-11-05 22:48
Dreaming of; Colorful balloons on an African plain, Hot air rising, with Rich people making eye contact, Heaving brandy glasses at the bar by the salt-lick lake, Making new friends with, Le… Read More
2015-11-04 05:31
We don’t dance anymore, And it happened so quickly. We sold our souls on the galactic market, For peanuts. The Earth recovered though, its Nature. We sold everything to be together, W… Read More
2015-09-13 00:02
He kills, While we are touching everything else, Touch-screens everywhere, Apparently God kills, In Catholic Garb, Violet, In Coptic yellow, in Jewish robes, God kills surreptitiously, At… Read More
2015-08-29 20:23
Grown men cry saving birds in nests perched high, Teeter on long bamboo poles, Fighting snakes, and extinction, Cry in despair when a chick dies, Cry in joy, When two, Shake tremulous crown… Read More
2015-08-27 19:35
We garden together, He and I, Uprooting rocks, chiseling Fuchsia, We, Argue a lot, and; Framing roses in gold, morning light or,Flaming red sunset, Helps cool raging fires. Birds join us wh… Read More
2015-08-26 18:44
Smogasbord, and so Health, A dashboard of delights. Supine could be; Relaxed on a hospital bed, Goose down, Luxurious but bad for your back, Foam, Sometimes current but initially, Uncomfort… Read More
2015-08-25 19:41
Quantum physics dictates that Looked at directly matter will disappear. Big physics says that electrons can be bound, Entangled, still Unified theory does not allow multiple existences. The… Read More
2015-08-24 04:25
  Aliens have been vanquished before. Dolphins, Whales, Elephants, Orchids all, Intelligent, Cannot look after Earth, May have seen the end coming, not Had the means to pollinate, Thou… Read More
2015-08-22 17:22
They sing for him, Swinging from heel to frail heel, Growing earth between the ground and, his casket, Bleeding love into the air Like orchids, Humming, They rise again And again their gent… Read More
2015-08-19 17:57
HAAA! THIS PLEASED ME! GO BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! under: Poetry Tagged: 2015, Boarding Pass, Mars, NASA, space Read More
2015-08-14 16:53
She shifts with the breeze, Neon white with blue streaks, Antenna filtering the air for blossoms, Fabulous, Owning the street, Owning the couple, At sunset before, The African roundabout, A… Read More
2015-08-14 05:19
Tie the thread to the farmer! Marry the Bride to the Groom! Arrange a wedding for five billion people, We are approaching the end! Road rage is the immediate, And sudden reconfiguration of… Read More
2015-07-26 10:59
“…and, I will come amongst you, Cloaked in the rags of the sinner; Thus shall ye all be judged.” Painting: Vincent-Patricia Watwood -evocative short poetry-Filed under: P… Read More
2015-07-25 19:52
It’s a revolt. A revolution. And in the name of God, they are building schools, Delivering doctors, door to door. They are conveying the message that people care, And that no one is f… Read More
2015-07-24 04:55
Praised by a drunkard, Just when my craving for respect, From Oprah, Obama or The Queen, Seemed to be all the appreciation I needed, She, Walked in, Demanding demurely, hand Held out, just… Read More
2015-07-22 06:12
You have to wake up Democratic or not Atheist or deciding Male or female You have to wake up. You must. By force. No, this is not a question of belief No, not one of freedom You are free. Y… Read More
2015-07-21 19:00
He was drunk on the wheelchair, oily, black skin, black, greasy hair, greasy, black overalls, Dead drunk on the side of the road, Wheelchair crooked up against the curb, head hanging off th… Read More
2015-07-18 08:52
I wish we had played on all night, African cowboys with not much, Else to do, I wish we had challenged the fish in the sea and, Called out to the Bison, My father and his band, And his -str… Read More
2015-07-01 03:47
I. We used to receive, in West Germany, handwritten letters from friends in Soviet Russia. Mail was read by censors so we established a code; If written in blue ink, True, If red, False. Le… Read More
2015-07-01 03:25
A glance at the rear-view mirror, And you’re in the hands of a driver who’s chewing grass and, Kneading her weave. You are left of a drunk who’s just exclaimed, “&he&helli…Read More
2015-06-30 21:33
I squashed a cockroach the other day. A big, Fat, Cockroach. It was trying to get away and I squashed it. Not that I had anything against that, Particular cockroach but, I was bare-foot. I… Read More
2015-06-30 05:08
I have always liked, Defiant Africans, Nelson, Patrice, Kenyatta, Martin Luther King, Groovy black men, Niggers with attitude, But they intimidate me, Black men. Freedom fighters, Bar room… Read More
2015-06-23 08:55
When you are born, You know that you are, Here to change the world, And it is good, And it’s alright, To do your best. Then, You’re checking the curtains, Just in case, You run… Read More
2015-06-14 16:55
There must be an angel looking over your shoulder. There must be, even if you Never see her, An Angel. There are creatures on other, Worlds, That look like us but, For the clothing they wea… Read More
2015-06-14 12:18
TOPSHOTS Newly initiated ‘naga sadhus’ prepare to perform rituals on the banks of the Ganga River during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad on Febraury 6, 2013. During every Ku… Read More
2015-06-13 17:03
The machines do not run us. We are responsible for; Giraffes, Elephants, Rhinos, And Flaura and Fauna. Dried, Sparkly flowers may be intelligent, As the case may be. We may have to look aft… Read More
2015-05-25 07:14
And suddenly there is life; Cross legged, Bug eyed, Oiled and massaged in the temple, Groomed by a priest in, Orange robes and, Fat, fat Ghee smeared on painted plywood, Cheeks, Frantic eff… Read More
2015-05-24 20:22
The fish comes steaming, and English is not the only language making sense. Here politics comes with dark green Kale spewing flavor, Kenyans having lunch on the Boulevard, Lakeshore strip, V… Read More
2015-05-21 07:34
We could dance on Gravity, We could burst the Sun, We could be that horror Alien who stole your child, We are born metal touching galaxies though glass, Galileo’s kids seeing through… Read More
2015-03-12 15:14
Friends can bring out the very best in you. A spectacular laugh a, Chocolate in need. Friends are magic creating magic. -short evocative poetry-Filed under: Poetry Tagged: friendship, poetr… Read More
2015-03-11 06:12
How I wish I had another chance at, Caroline, I would rub her stomach until, She fell asleep, And sit there some more, Catch her  when the nightmare , Threatened to be too real, I&rsqu&helli…Read More
2015-03-09 07:09
The broom slices across the floor,Cutting a precise path through the mess,Clean swathe through the valley,Creating mounds of discarded,Clothing,Pieces,Returning slowly to their original st… Read More
2014-11-26 06:20
I go to church and sit at the back while you tell me I’m going to hell I go to church and sit at the back while you announce the Dates for ‘Men’s Breakfast’ I go to… Read More
2014-11-18 19:37
They are doing white Cars, Nice haircuts and, Broad Boulevards, They are doing slick radio Ads, Smooth charcoal voices, And Western music, Wrapped in Cashmere, Air-conditioned Kaftan’… Read More
2014-11-13 07:11
If you can’t hear on broadband, Don’t blame the bandwidth. Empty yourself of cares, If you can’t tune into radio waves, Don’t blame the radio. Make a habit of creati… Read More
2014-11-12 20:38
I am the gate keeper. Two flags gone Marking bodies where they fell, Manure, Useful, Two flags fleeing loose rounds, Auras, Fleeting, Bring your palm, I can read it now, Unhinged as I am, T… Read More
2014-09-28 17:07
A time will come, When you don’t even, Own your own body, On the side of the road, A full breakdown not a common, Puncture, Leave your heart, it’s broken, Total mechanical failu… Read More
2014-09-03 06:11
Here you are, In a long, low, valley, On a horse, under sweltering sky. A single trail runs East to West, As far as the eye can see. The sheep-skin bags, Slung low off the saddle, Are empty… Read More
2014-08-14 09:17
Dance music, Damp heat and talk Drifts to halcyon days of, Seventies groove and Afro’s ruffled, In the political funk of, Freedom fighters and platform shoes, Cadillac language, Smoot… Read More
2014-07-23 13:46
          Her legs will be amputated but, Non-collapsible items like, Book-shelves and fathers Can make a space to survive. -evocative short poetry-Filed under: Poe… Read More
2014-07-20 15:23
How far would you travel from where you were born? She spends more on her dogs in one week, Than the government provides for those in trouble. She’s a naturally happy person. The mott… Read More
2014-07-20 05:47
You would walk into a quiet house, In a quiet neighbourhood and, Take a young girl, Into the woods, And rape her, Leaving a father disfigured, You would, Take a husband, In the middle of th… Read More
2014-07-20 05:41
There’s a starfish in my tooth he says, A golden starfish nestling in the reef, Infecting the coral and, I’m in the deep blue ocean, Among sea creatures, Yellow and purple jelly… Read More
2014-07-07 09:24
You are – Living on the top floor, On a, Bunk-bed, In Finland, In a cultured, High-rise habitat, With cool, kitchen kettles, Where – You are not visited, Except by cameras, Or p… Read More
2014-07-03 15:40
Your thoughts are on pink. Pink elephants with floppy ears, Pink polcadot pillows, Pink rabbit-eared flip-flops with, Non-slip soles, Pink cereal, Pink hair bobbins, and The bright pink cof… Read More
2014-06-28 21:19
the lone yellow pebble bore witness to the abduction that took place at midnight. The man was bound and gagged and led away as women wept. Keep me out of this one. Did you know that a bear… Read More
2014-06-27 14:07
“There are no terrorists in this location” Reads the title, In classic bold type, On Foolscap paper, On a dusty desk, Inside a police outpost in Isiolo. “The drilling rigs… Read More
2014-06-23 12:26
I spoke French for thirteen years I say to him And he smiles. More cheese. Soft night yields to love, Rap is the only hard night sound, The White man is out of his depth, Even in French. He… Read More
2014-06-19 08:10
When you are born, You know that you are, Here to change the world, And it is good, And it’s alright, To do your best. Then, You’re checking the curtains, Just in case, You run… Read More
2014-06-16 18:04
They’ve dimmed the lights getting ready to land service staff buckled down can’t see me pull out my camera, start clicking, clicking down the sci-fi lights, like some Twilight Z… Read More
2014-06-15 10:11
They say that Africans, Will have to fight for a place on the bus, So I am pulling out all the stops. I am burning incense and, Turning out closets, -exorcising demons- I am fumigating my l… Read More
2014-06-13 13:27
A brook runs through my Grandmas farm, That used to carry gold. My Grandpa -Benjamin- Did not yield the land, To the British, who wanted it dammed. In 1968, they took him in, To have his ap… Read More
2014-06-13 13:05
  He is munching on nuts, vigorously, Utilising the muscles he has. He has wonderful eyes, Hawk eyes, Wide set and is, Now eating a banana with a plastic spoon. We both, have motioned… Read More
2014-06-13 08:45
  Never mind steel, We are creating new materials, Carbon nano-tubes, poly-ceramics, Twirl a ball above your head, we are Building elevators into space, Stringing massage parlours arou… Read More
2014-06-09 10:33
The place I used to visit, On bad days, With yoghurt and spoon, Is vacant. The leaves are raked, Into a neat pile, By the bench, And except for the newspaper, Blowing about in the wind, The… Read More
2014-06-07 15:44
It does not matter that he does not listen to you, That you’d rather he say your neck Is as graceful as an antelopes, Perhaps he’s not accustomed to lying. If he bought you an e… Read More
2014-06-06 18:22
moving forward   me     moving     greatly       forward         me           moving &nbsp……Read More
2014-06-06 15:43
I am your witness in sharp shoes, Distracted by red women, Your special witness, Your lawyer, Advertised as free in this tough, brutal world. I handle accidents, divorce court, disability… Read More
2014-06-01 11:41
    And look! There’s an African! Oh! There’s another! So fragile, Precious stones off, Every limb! Careful now, May come a time, When evil cloaked in, What is right!… Read More

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