Heavy

There is heaviness everywhere. Not the heaviness, nothing in particular. Not a heaviness, nothing in general. Just heaviness. All heavy. Heavy- lifting. Heavy- silence. Heavy- breathing. Heavy- hearted. Due to the heavy- handed, Which makes for labored human being. There is heaviness everywhere. Solid and dense. Weighty and murky. Unholy. Instead, very human. Heavy weight, […]

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Body Peace

My body is not the enemy. I will not pull my hair when I see yours or ask my curls to straighten up and act right. I will not scratch my eyes out because they are not blue or green. I will not cut off my nose to spite my face because it does not […]

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Howard Thurman’s When the Song of the Angels is Stilled

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the […]

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Somebody’s got to dream

With the world and all its ways Leaders and people misbehave Somebody’s got to be in a daze Somebody’s got to dream.   With the world and all its violence Screaming, shouting, fighting the silence Somebody’s got to provide guidance Somebody’s got to dream.   With the world and its pride Pretending, lying, trying to […]

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June Jordan’s In Memoriam: Martin Luther King Jr.

I honey people murder mercy U.S.A. the milkland turn to monsters teach to kill to violate pull down destroy the weakly freedom growing fruit from being born America tomorrow yesterday rip rape exacerbate despoil disfigure crazy running threat the deadly thrall appall belief dispel the wildlife burn the breast the onward tongue the outward hand […]

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