Forever In Debt

I’ve seen the rise and fall of many men, lessons learned, I’ve got to be okay with that, An executive chef cooks up a steak, closely watch’em work, then I quietly filet the scraps, I have brothers still escaping mazes as my team watches film of our minds as they finagle traps, Tossin’, turnin’, sweatin’, scratchin’, screamin’, sedate him until …

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Hold Your Applause

Guilty because I knew better and did it anyway, guilty, it was 09’ last time I was truly innocent, Coltrane’s saxophone once filled up the juke joint, no one praised the sax, I am just the sax, I am just an instrument, It’s been recess for some folk, playing kickball with their soul and spirit …

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The Process

Let us fully focus on gratitude for the input and not the appearance of the output, discouragement can take a toll, Blessed to have a captain, coach, trainer, and a water boy, all that’s left is for me to proudly play my role, It was struggle that brought pure joy, learn to react to life’s …

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Slight Writer’s Block

It’s nothing to sneeze at, this love affair with an ink pen heroically scripting heart felt tales, poetically Clark Kent,   Lack of melody to the malady of an ex-student doing the shooting as we look through a dark lens at that high school in Parkland,   Prayers for Parkland, prayers for fallen friends, prayers …

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Small Wins

Priceless odd moments, seeping through our teeth, promethyzine promises mixed with tall tales of oz’s distributed or lost D-1 scholarships,   An ivy-league demeanor, vo-tech drop-out top accomplishment, master manipulator yet hard-pressed to hide track marks from colleges,   Hydroponic flowers uproot around his Civic with a sound system to amplify his battle cry, please bow …

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Treat It As Such

From the initial sit down to the intake to the discharge when you hit town, let us treat the coming days as a gift now,   Gather singles in our Goodwill jeans, gather change in our new hand me downs, at least we know we’re not hard pressed to spend it,   Tell pops have …

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Bless’em

And so it seems the vultures are circling around the baby birds in this Audubon ballroom,   King him in his tall sand castle, he and his precious ego will fall out if his self-made plans are to fall through,   The ideology of the needle popper being self-made arises a question mark like patient brokering and call rooms, …

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The Gift of Desperation

As the ashes fell from his cigarette within the asylum’s walls he reminisced on Christmas mornings since childhood until he became tired, Picture the Navajo arrows flying toward invaders, nameless drive-by bullets flying at nay-sayers, dragons breathing fire on knights in their lairs, bombs dropping on families in 3rd-world countries during prayers, That’s how his …

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