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Can a Poem Ever Retire?

Last week, I had the honor of seeing Andrea Gibson perform. Their poetry, of course, was heart-wrenching, humorous, and inspiring, precisely what audiences can expect from Andrea Gibson. 381 more words


Your Love Only Worked in Increments

Was that really me?
dark tear streaks streaming down my cheeks,
holding onto the tall red curtains by your door,
begging you not to leave… 387 more words


Rêveries d'été

Tes doigts filant entre les plis de ma robe
Il flottait une odeur de secret et de charme dans l’air
Ta peau noire dans la nuit… 134 more words

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family trees

old slam poetry piece from 2003

the good ol’ boys who even bother to look at me
will say
(behind their savings accounts and IRAs) 579 more words


You Would Want Me To Title This With A “Fight Club” Quote

May 20, 2015

There was a boy drawn with chalk, and when the rain hit the sidewalk… 229 more words

Love Celebration

I wrote a short poem today in the car during a road trip. The inspiration hit me like a train and, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to hang on to that train for very long. 163 more words

Hybird Poetry


A boy at the bus stop winked at me. Another made way so that I board first.

In a crowded metro, a man welcomed me with a smile. 144 more words

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