Long Nights In The Del

So it isn’t all black and white, it isn’t just logic, when my people fall in Miami Heat, it isn’t just Dragic,   Wise men move in silence, they judge me by heart and soul, it isn’t all diamonds and pearls, it isn’t my pockets,   It’s always the ill-informed that are quick to clash …

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Drink

She’s playing hypnotic hymns on that glass fiddle, pour out chardonnay to the memory of our fallen friends, this is life’s riddle,   Cupid shot an arrow and it struck a catch-22, even behind them tattoos and hard parts them boys are sensitive, this is my scribble,   There’s blood in the water, these many …

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A Beautiful Mind

Red flags, warning signs, caution signals, though he was simply too sick to see them and properly receive them,    Aside from the sand he’s sinking in, there’s not too much beneath him, bottom feeder, there’s bloods and crips fighting in his cerebrum,   He frowned upon the helpless and homeless, pinky finger stuck out …

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Us and The 4th

Hand him a no. 2 pencil, give him a minute, the transformation’s suspenseful, a slight commotion then he’s half-man, half-creature, With 1 foot in the greenest of meadows, other foot in the meanest of ghettos, it’s only veracious if the spiritual being has an ill-lighted feature, Forgive him if he goes from obscure to luminous, …

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The Disc-jockey Timeline

Around ’98 I think the DJ played the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill when…   I pitched my first game in the pit, my little league fastball was legit, snow cones with Melis if my team was deemed the winner,   Interest in hide and seek would peak if Puerto Rican Nelice from the down the …

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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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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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