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A lil R&R (a poem)

He said, “as sure as I’m sitting here / I shouldn’t be”
Playing on the devil’s playground / He had 3 bullets with my name on it
1 still in me
scratching his goatee & lifting his chin / he said he know why he’s still here

And it was because of something higher than the roof of that burrito joint
It was higher than the lamp post that shone on us through the tinted windows
It was higher than the billboard telling us what to drink to enjoy our evening
It was higher than the ghetto bird shining on it all
Higher than his weekly 3 g salary
Even higher than the overpopulated heaves of black men that are now angels

It was high enough to take away his foul ways of breath & pump his blood pure enough to unite with his original
7colors&7heavens&7sacraments&7sciences&7spiritual forces

Now he knows what being a G is all about.

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going through my things

The more I actualize myself the more comfortable I become with looking at everyday me in the mirror,

the spots in the corners of my eyes

the ends of my mouth are starting to curl down

the relaxed skin on my hands and arms

and I undoubtedly know there is no safe place for me to hide from myself

the pockets are too snug against my spreaded thighs

and this well read mind and worldly tongue

will always offend whispers and stares

one day people will look through my things for memories and traces of who I am.  tell them to spread everything on the lawn with nature and it’s all.
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