An Explanation of ‘Hurdles’ & The Strong Black Woman Schema

“If I can just publish a poem per day and rely on my writing as a way out I’m sure that I’ll get through this last semester.” –SA Those are the words I whisper to myself as my skinny black body and Afro goes into each classroom trying to fulfill expectations. As I walk aroundContinue reading “An Explanation of ‘Hurdles’ & The Strong Black Woman Schema”

Hurdles

Go to work Go to class Go to this meeting Go to that meeting Pay this Pay that Turn this in Turn in that Sleep for four hours Wake up Do it again Walk here Catch a bus there Call an Uber here Bike there Run here Walk there Wake up, early Be on timeContinue reading “Hurdles”

#2

Drugs We all take them We all use them We all need them What extent are we ran by them? In a world where Technology is a demand Are we reprogramming our brains as we suffer from chronic mental illnesses that go rapid? The alcohol user The coffee drinker The Adderall supplier The SSRI takersContinue reading “#2”

[Si’s] Prayer

Hey, This is what I’ve been meaning to tell you,  And when I’m left without your love It could feel like a lifetime, baby, [remember?] And somewhere [in those days] start we had it all right Sunshine and blue skies, yes I recall But now there’s a darker blue I’m bleeding and you don’t careContinue reading “[Si’s] Prayer”