“White” Nigger

You indoctrinated my people with mental shackles.Black Gastopos- keeping us in line. These sleeper cells say, wrong rhetoric wrong clothes wrong ambitions wrong culture  assimilate nigger who told you to do better who told you to think more who told you not to swallow whole portions of a shattered culture. Who taught you love? drown … More “White” Nigger

A Ghost

Sometimes I feel like a ghost, haunted by an unfilled past and trapped in the present. Using the roadmaps of today but taking the footsteps of yesterday. A reming ectoplasm encased in flash When I see how much has changed in the world, soul tells my vessel To remember… my soul tell my vessel remain … More A Ghost

How would I behave if society indoctrinated me to believe that I was nothing and a nobody; that this is how the world views me?

If I were taught not to value myself, I wouldn’t know how to value others. I would be angry and hurt because I was fighting an internal battle of self. I would inflict physical and emotional pain on to others as a misguided attempt to understand my own pain.  I would develop a complex seeking … More How would I behave if society indoctrinated me to believe that I was nothing and a nobody; that this is how the world views me?

A Letter to Benjamin (written on the eve of your birth)

I fear you will not sleep I fear, like me, you will be inherently restless Inheriting my incorrigibility I fear you will not know rest. I fear I will not be able to protect you From disappointment From heartbreak From the world Conceive under such precarious circumstances A man child was born Benjamin, mon petit … More A Letter to Benjamin (written on the eve of your birth)

Definitions

queer kwir/ adjective 
strange; odd. Formerly used derogatorily to describe a gay man. Queer has been reclaimed by the LGBTQPIA community as a unifying inclusive term for anyone that identities outside of the societal norms of gender or sexuality or both. It is a fluid label as opposed to a solid label, one that only … More Definitions

Queer Black Dad

My Deepest Fear is not that I am inadequate; My Deepest Fear is that I am more powerful than I can fathom. It is me, not society, that frightens me most. I ask myself, who am I to be Young, Gifted, Black and Queer? In a world that would condition me not to dissect my … More Queer Black Dad