Life, liberty, and the pursuit
of happiness can only be found in books our youth cannot access. It is not our fault that you cannot read. War is expensive, education, the price. Single mothers start saving up bail money. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. We are not responsible for what happens to you behind interrogation walls. Please sit quietly as we coerce you into a false confession. You are innocent, until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, except if you are Troy Davis. If we mistakenly execute you, please accept our sincerest apologies. Continue reading Poem: Public Service Announcement
She is a living record of what can’t be found in history books Diluted sheets can never capture the layers of life that she wears on her face like armor. Each crease, sculpted by the love for her children. No nip and tuck to help erase the bitter winters that pierced through her skin like daggers or the nights she laid her head against bare floors that … Continue reading She Is History (3/30)
Shattered dreams always drown in pools of potential once full of promise. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Blood lines are all that remain as reminders of life taken too soon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nightly visits, he gently nudges on my door begging me to let him in. ~a Haiku poem is a Japanese poem with the first verse with 5 syllables and the second with 7 syllablles and the 3rd … Continue reading Haikus (2/30)
A lifetime half lived, spent wondering if I am worthy to be blessed with the Valuable gift of your precious life. Almost eleven years in the making because some things just can’t be Rushed, knowing that in this time and in this place you were made for me I will cherish my new title, in gratitude, knowing that I have finally been chosen to Experience a … Continue reading Acrostic: AVARIE (1/30)
A portrait hangs on the wall Of a Taino queen She has my abuela’s eyes Sugar cane skin Emitting light That illuminates our potential History wears the face of family Looking to the past, to create the future I reach through centuries to reclaim that which we have forgotten, forgone, and been stripped of Honor, power, strength, self-respect Once petroglyphs etched on stone Are … Continue reading Regreso
Crickets sing lullabies in uncharted latitudes where earth meets sky, butterflies dance against the tree lined milieu like a Thomas Kinkade masterpiece Shadows cower beneath the shimmering touch of the moon Weaving a future from a tangled past, trying to erase a life rich in history Bells toll, the street light flickers Concrete and cement yards replaced by soccer moms and bustling children. … Continue reading Untitled
I am Statue of Liberty tall and I will not bow down/ Just because you feel inadequate/ I am the Caribbean sky dressed in golden hues of ambition you wish you could lay under/ A daughter of royalty/ And so I shall act accordingly
Continue reading Queen
For your rippled waves
have awakened dormant dreams
that once flowed through me
like the great Nile River.
Through parted waters
and into the desert of infancy
I found myself again.
I valued myself again.
I loved myself again. Continue reading The Waters Within
Tonight I want it to rain blades of nostalgia that pierce through my skin washing away every memory we created~ Purging my body of the toxins that remained after you infused me with your poisonous tongue, the battle scars inflicted during our version of World War II still haven’t healed… You are a nuclear power plant Landmines, Bombs, Ak-47’s Powerful and destructive I have to get … Continue reading Nostalgia
I cannot compare myself to those who came before me or to those who come after me… All I can do is leave an imprint of my presence on your subconscious so that even when you’re not thinking about me, you’re thinking about me. I am permanent marker You cannot erase me Did you think it would be that easy… to forget the map that … Continue reading Lovers Quest…