Me and The Whirling Dervish

So I took my anger and energy and went to my park. To reclaim space from terrorists and the sun before humidity. As I approached the field I felt safest at, I saw a Whirling Dervish. I sat and chanted as he danced. https://gothamist.com/news/reports-nooses-van-cortlandt-park-met-nypd-indifference-bronxites-allege

Black/Loving 🖤🤍🤎

You are safe Here Beside me/ And if love Were a verb You’d do kindly/ To open your Your heart It’d be blinding/ I keep a window open Slide between the screen If you want to be seen Transparently/ I hold a space Big enough For everything you carry For the dark and scary/ You […]

Lovable Idiot: Forrest is For Real

In the film Forrest Gump, Forrest says: “My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” In the book, on the other hand, he says: “Let me say this: bei’n an idiot is no box of chocolates. People laugh, lose patience, treat you shabby. Now they […]

A Great Pain: Sorry is Never Said

There are people who say sorry all the time. After every statement. After every sorry they were told was unnecessary. Then there are people who don’t find the time or feel the need to offer an apology. Maybe it has nothing to do with them and this is the distinction. I recently raised money for […]

Respect the Virus 🦠

What do you think you’re going to outrun? Felix is dead. He probably got it from his Aunt who was ill before anyone was paying attention back in March. She died. Then he died. Then his parents buried them and returned to Florida. Now his Mother is dead. This is to the people who believe […]

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