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Read and Run

When I was a youngin myself Will told me to read and run Read because nothing new is under the sun So every problem has been faced And when you can no longer face your issue Take the latest issue of the latest journal And dive into someone else’s dilemma Maybe there you will find […]

Juke Box Love Song by Langston Hughes

We have loved at one point. This innocent poem by Langston Hughes brings a familiar moment to life; that moment when we felt love, whether from family or friend, for the first time. If you listen closely as you read it, you can almost hear music in the background. – Shelbie M. Moore I could […]

Serene Company

We developed together Like a photo album in the making Anonymously we sat alone Twiddling thumbs Browsing phones Until our eyes locked behind a friend’s back I felt a heart attack Creep into my chest Up my arms and Pulsate into my eyes How could such a handsome guy Be walking distance Talking distance From […]

A Poem for Mae

I know a sistah who can fly She took her toes And pointed them into outer space The look on her face And she danced through the galaxy Still lights up the internet When you type in her name   This girl was masterpiece With a strong body She conjured health care plans To help […]

A Much Needed Reflection

I pouted in the mirror. My mom had done my hair in a style of baby two strand twists. My body still looked like I was eight years old instead of twelve and my skin was just starting to break out. Suddenly, before my eyes, my reflection changed. A woman appeared. She looked like me […]

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