the woman in the back: poem 21

30 poems in 30 daysday 21: april 27, 2010(photography by kwesi abbensetts) the woman in the back they tend to fade into the backgroundno noises sometimes no faceshad it not been for the sun you never would have noticed

they never know they’re losing : poem 20

30 poems in 30 daysday 20: april 26, 2010(photography by kwesi abbensetts) they never know they’re losing my baby gonna have that good hairpeter rican indian shitwet wavy straight and shinyi want you to have my babysome brown skin bombshell name marisol on the lower eastalphabet city type broadstudy abroad type broadshe just living here…

blessed are those who struggle

yeah yeah yeah – new tattoo. “blessed are those who struggle”–yeah, god lives on the other side of the wall. actually, i’m not 100% sure what i meant by that, but it felt good to say it. and deep.speaking of being deep: i hate when poets say “this poem is going to be deep” before…

orgasms in 2.99 haikus : poem 19

30 poems in 30 daysday 19: april 25, 2010(photography by kwesi abbensetts) orgasms in 2.99 haikus we believe in sexlove is the religiongod comes when he’s called what we do connectsheaven earth moon sun and starsgods and god on wall there is no haikuthat will stare at me like youdo. stopping short.

you play too much: poem 18

30 poems in 30 daysday 18: april 24, 2010(photography by kwesi abbensetts) you play too much call nikki and tell her the revolution she’s been writing about is soon approachingblack men and women are starting to take responsibility for themselvesand we’ll dance on the side walks in celebrationwe’ll raise the dead in chants old speechesguitar…

run flower child : poem 17

30 poems in 30 daysday 17: april 23, 2010(photography by kwesi abbensetts) run flower child ain’t enough nina simone songsbongs/hookahs/shishapoemsor integrated cups of coffee to make me forget what happenedmarcus would place us on the same boat because i have no proof or documentation run flower childi’d love to sit with you in a park…