POEM| Tired of Being Your Slave

The days I need you
you punish me
suffer me with waiting
and choose when you want to show up

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POEM| I Want To Be Here

I’m here

but I’m not really here

my body is here

but my mind is elsewhere

I’m saying the things I believe you want to hear

and doing the things I believe I should do

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POEM| My Lover Says…

My lover says
he had been waiting for me
all his life but I never knew
I wake up every day
to a good morning message
from him

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SHORT STORY| In The Darkness

In the darkness, she doesn’t need light to see him because she knows the shape of his face, the width, and pointiness of his nose and the distance between it and his lips.

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POEM| She is Woman

She is a boss
She is a home maker
She is a remarkable staff
She continues to prove them wrong
though she is perceived weaker

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POEM| Make Me Believe

talk to me today for hours
like you did in the beginning

speak sweet nonsense in my ears
like you did the first time

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POEM| No One Tells You

No one tells you that
when death comes
to take someone you love
it doesn’t listen to your pleas
and it has no regard for your feelings
it doesn’t answer your cries
nor does it wait for your opinion

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POEM| Dear Mama

Dear Mama,
I never thought of today
without you in it
I never knew you wouldn’t
see me become the woman
you taught me to be

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Be True To You

Sometimes, it’s best to speak up.
Sometimes, it’s best to be quiet.
Sometimes, it’s best to hold on.
Sometimes, it’s best to let go.

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POEM| Anxiety

It’s happening again
squirming all over me
I start with shaking my legs
pacing up and down
then I begin to pick dirt
from my nails with my thumbnail

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