They semi-rhyme For a reason. And even the hardest work Should not crush your soul. Persist at the tedious, but watch your equilibrium Because, when it’s off, a bell will chime. Listen. Work can be hard, Don’t let it be deadly.
I don’t know why And I don’t have to. All to well the day will pass. And before long I will look back Like I looked back last night, At the years that got me here. The awe will find me again, I could be dead, I statistically SHOULD BE, But the blood is runningContinue reading “Morning is Working”
The things I juggle Leave my fingers Bruised & bloody But, As long as I keep them up My neck is safe. The blocks will degrade And I will end up holding A palm full of grit A world. A world I can throw And rearrange. Change.
I understand the material, The concepts and way of thinking, the degree of work Isn’t fun, but it is manageable. When I don’t have 48 hour migraines. But that’s not my life. I hate that I sometimes have the thought, “Well, all I have to do is survive 962 more days and do my best.”Continue reading “962 More Days”
I went in groggy, But ok. If there was a radar, For human energy reserves, You would see, A, pooling of energy in my wake , At first light, Growing with the seconds Head bobbing, do not fall asleep. Do not. With 15 pounds of books dangling I wondered home, Walking like a drunk. HomeworkContinue reading “Stick it Out”
I moved in early, To work out kinks Before I needed to rush. Leaving only when taken out with family, Because for over two years, I rarely got out of a single room at all, Two to three days a week, And only with momma. When I fitted my feet, *Read, grunted, huffed, puffed, andContinue reading “Gaining Speed”
At the edge of triple digit heat There is an ember floating In the air so humid That it’s easy to think It won’t catch. But don’t be fooled I am most free, Most stable, Amid water. And I will spread. Everyone will be marked, Some by a warm hug, Others by a passionate charingContinue reading “The Ember of Opportunity”
The morning chill, Light only a whisper. The calm after the storm, Before the rainbow is witnessed. Showing the color of life, In the air. Though we rarely see it, It peeks through. It persists, because and inspite of us.
I am intelligent enough To get into law school, While keeping expectations low. I plan ahead for the burden to follow. I work on scholarships, Housing, Reading law textbooks for fun, In five minute intervals, Before I lose focus, and need to reset Because I have fallen prey To the trap of the powers thatContinue reading “Five Minutes”
The perfect roasted brown, Deep and smooth. Bitter has a negative connotation, But every morning This cup makes me question why. Perhaps it is the bitter man is a different beast, Or perhaps, the world gives up on the bitter too soon, Like a child having sipped from my glorious velvet bitter, And thinking, afterContinue reading “Good Bitter”