The Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly – The “King” of butterflies, known for its 4 stages of metamorphosis and beauty. The fourth generation of monarchs migrates to Mexico and California to pollinate flowers and continue the cycle of life for its kind.  Begin Scene…father brushes son’s hair, let’s son steer Honda, confidently pushes son on his first two-wheeler…End Scene …

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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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The Odd Life Of…

And we would block out the sunrise with black drapes in the most mischievous of hours, Pray the moon is a half-crescent so we could sit upon it discussing how we survived the meteor showers, Underneath us EMS and firetrucks sound off, for miles you could hear the symphony, if only the cold hearts could …

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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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Untitled Pt. 1

You’ll fall in love with my flaws, my blood drips into a poison river, careful or you’ll be swimming in it,   As the stove begins to make my soul sizzle, chaos crashes into calamity in my dining room, I’m the type to eat dinner in it,   Grandma thumbs through the bible, Ma starts an …

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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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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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The Last Dance

All eyes on the precious ballerina, have you seen her?, black swan ballerina, her chasse, her cabriole, twinkle toes across the stage,   If only I, empty inside, but armored up, could be her cavalier, together we would steer, and write history on our own little page,   Her family is among the crowd, those …

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