Sunday, January 24, 2016

Implode

It's about to implode
Rubble on the road

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Too Static

I hate these moments
Where I can't move.
My heads traveling a hundred miles an hour.
My legs raised on the ottoman.
I try to get started and get very tired and go to bed.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Been a While

Been a while
Since I heard myself
A lot of outside noise
Keeps me elevated
Not the inner me
But the me we see. 
The father
The artist
The manager
The son
The this
That...

A whole lot of Ishs
Get in the way of real talk. 

Been awhile
It's cool...

Plenty of Ishs keeping me busy.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Can we talk?

Lets share a conversation
I want to heal our nation
No need to build
Just retrofit. 

There are plenty of
good foundations
Waiting for reactivation

A lot of good work
Has been accomplished
For us to read and implement.

Don't waste time thinking
It has to be from scratch
That takes time
You may not have

Just do it. 
Do it right!



Revolution

Is it fair
That u see
What they don't see

Is
It
Fair

That freedom ain't free?

How can I owe you
if I can't afford to pay me?

Big City

People with places to go.
Shit is expensive
You get shit for a dollar
Anything else costs more. 

People with places to go
Don't smile or say hello. 
I hear NO more than YES

Still I am blessed.
Your NO is like a booster shot. 
Injected with
City Sickness...

Build my resistance
And counter attack
With "Good Mornings" and "Hellos"

Thank you, Allah. 
For giving me the opportunity
To
Count my blessings.

Lets me be aware that I'm healing. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

What Time is It?

Sitting at Jeweler getting battery replaced for watch. I'd love to do it myself, but, I keep losing the small screws.

This jewelry store I go to used to be in East Chicago. It has left the city and moved further south. 

I think on how many people have bought jewelry from this store. I wonder if they still have their layaway program with an incredibly high interest.

I wonder if they still do their store credit. Also, with high interest. They made a killing in East Chicago. 

I've never bought jewelry from them. All I wear are watches and occasionally a stainless steel necklace to hold the ring my son gave me.

Three of the four watches I rock, Steph bought for me. The other one she picked out. 

I don't wear rings. Not even my wedding ring. Love, Steph. 

I wear the necklace when I'm thinking about my son. Peace, Dion.

I don't think I will ever wear much jewelry. I think about the blood, sweat, tears, and poverty linked to the business. It outweighs the shine for me.

I did buy my wife a pair of diamond earrings out of appreciation for what she does. I'm grateful she's not big on jewelry. Too many negative emotions linked to the jewelry purchasing process for me.

I do want to lace her wrist with some diamonds though. Living in this country makes me schizophrenic. 

My watch should be done by now.  Peace...