on the promotion of amiri baraka to ancestor

the truth is i don’t know what the hell i am doing   i am wholly unprepared for the life of the erudite   i cannot yet be promoted to mentor least of all sage   i’m still sitting here figuring shit out   i pay my bills and i make sure my child is…

it was more than a dream (i testify it was)

in a world where president barack obama were literally among his first words he lies unaware of the prices that were paid he knows not the emmitts that came before him and i like it that way he believes that its all within reach and completely doable who wants to be president when you can…

mr. lindsay’s boy albert

my grandfather is still on my mind. i remember a story he told often about what it was like meeting his own father for the very first time when he was 27 years old. he was born in 1919 so when he met his father in 1946 he had already worked for nearly 20 years…

coup de coeur (or insurgence of the heart)

sitting across from him she is fascinated at the very idea that once she dreamed of being a revolutionary. and not the grassroots organizing flyer dropping kind of a revolutionary but an actual gun toting che guevara I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to…