Dawn…

I’m the only thing standing between me and my goals.

An afterimage of who i used to be

Who’s only capable of being offended at who’s next

His only words are can’t, won’t and never could

Compared to the quiet confidence of what’s to come

It’s like rain against a windshield

It’ll only block your view if you refuse to brush it aside.

I just wish i didn’t feel more like the old man

Instead of the new creation I prayed to become

The former failure of a flawed human being seeking

Perfection by any means necessary.

I’m just hoping that beyond my own eclipse

lies the glory of a sun rising over a new era

I pray that everything the light touches is

Worth every ounce of darkness i’m fleeing now.

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Power Trip

She got me up all night 

As if dreaming lost it’s attractiveness

Once I found her in my waking hours

Seems like i’m an insomniac for the sake of

trading texts in the hopes of interpreting

feelings out of shorthand translations

I’d love to share a sunrise without being

separated by time and tangible space

If only to see if your a smaller moon to the 

light of God, reflecting rays of righteousness

while controlling my ebb and blood flow

No wonder why my heart beats at your behest

Request my lungs to lend your their air and i’d

easily become as breathless as the day we met

See you got me where you want me especially

when you refuse to clue me in as to whether

you’re willing to invest your worth in more than

artistic collaborations, i want this partnership

to become habitual, until my ribcage wants to

trade places with your own just to claim a 

permanent place near where your heart calls home.

But you wouldn’t believe me if I said I was in love

I’ve uttered similar statements as curses to others and

i’d rather be damned if it’ll save you from a repeat.

I’m still hoping to open my phone and see that in fact

I’m not the only one willing to take a chance on a we.

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I want to be the reason why you fall asleep with your phone in your hand.

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Black women are so fucking beautiful

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Forgive Yourself.

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4/11 (11/30)

Talk to me about Patriotism

When your land of the free lowers its price.

Talk to me about Brotherhood

When you no longer fear my skintone.

Talk to me about God

When you stop quoting Him out of context.

Talk to me about Justice

When you repay a 400 year old debt.

Until you’re ready to speak on what matters

Hold your tongue.

Until you’re ready to do more than tweet

Scroll past this piece.

When revolution becomes a song you can’t suppress

Then i’ll accompany your march with a cadence

When freedom is no longer a contradiction

Then i’ll happily call you comrade.

When happiness is no longer limited by class

Then i’ll share your American dream

When the playing field is leveled out evenly

Then I’ll consider you teammate instead of competition

But don’t ask me to grant you this privilege

a second sooner.

My patience wears thin as worn out rags.

You’re running out of time.

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Tupac died at 25. If Malcolm X died at 25 he would have been a street hustler named Detroit Red. If Martin Luther King died at 25 he would’ve been known as a local baptist preacher. And if I had died at 25 I would’ve been known as a struggling musician. Only a sliver of my life’s potential.

Quincy Jones (via sunflobrwn)

this is important

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