The only man I’ve ever feared
Was the man who once feared me
And the only man I truly loathed
Was the man I longed to be
He once was you and you were him
But here’s the ambiguity
All men were at once both of them
And once both of them were me
I cannot say I felt your pain,
For it would not be true.
Could not imagine, much less feign
This strange kinship with you.
I could not close my eyes and see
Myself devoid of her.
The somber surreality
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It was the look I’ve always known
That stripped me live and whole
As if I were not flesh and blood
Or temple of a soul
That clearly said t’was my dark skin
Which granted him the right
To perpetrate a timeless sin
As black as he was white
There are times, sometimes, when it seems as if time itself is the one thing, of all life’s precious commodities, that I don’t have much of anymore.
When the idea of having free time is so illusory that I’m loathe to even considering it exists;
And leisure time seems an exorbitant luxury I can ill afford to indulge, much less waste.
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