Undefeated [Poem]

​ You have scorned me you have beat me but you couldn’t kill me your brutal attack burned my flesh the smell of deadly attempts   you were close but far hidden in the his words creeping in her eyes I was drowning in your sea of insecure captivity your waves kept crashing until you […]

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Black Man [Poem]

​ Hands up, don’t shoot That’s what we’ve told you to do Justice still leaking through the cracks of supreme Americanized whiteness But don’t shoot You’ve been shot Black man Your body rubbed throughout the screen of my cracked phone Your blood dripping on my black thumbs Black man We see you And I wish […]

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Growing Up Monroe [Book Insert]

This is an unedited insert from the upcoming book, Growing up Monroe. “JJ, we need to clean the house now so we can play until 1… if we wait to clean, we may forget.”  JJ responded, “But Auntie Kamile, I will remind us to come in when its time to clean.” “Will you remember to […]

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Meet pain, gain hope

I lost my dad about six months ago to leukemia, a deadly cancer that has now claimed two of my family members. This was an extremely pivotal point in my life, but it seems as if nothing changed.  To provide context, my dad was diagnosed with this cancer in January of 2017.  This was the […]

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