All Together Now! Summer Reading at Johnson County Library is happening now through July 29.
Daring to yearn for freedom as
the doors of your prison open
the view of white death before you
all of your small hopes broken
standing in a door between hell’s
cold fingers brush your skin
beautiful death covers the hills
The horror, the brutality
eats away at my heart until I no longer
see the need to go on.
I bite my lip,
holding in the
I want the world to hear.
but they won’t.
The words that I say may confuse you
corrupt your mind
drive you crazy
but the one thing
it is for sure to do
is kill you
make you cry
try to run
but the words
will find you
in your dreams of lies
you shall tell me
Horrific scenery fills my mind
Some from the future, some from behind
Nightmare images that fill others with Dread
The world would be better if My Kind were dead
In spite of the sacrifices of those we’re above
We see a future without Hope, Faith, or Love
I sit in my bed,
Rain pouring outside,
Sadness of the past flooding through my windows,
The night that my father left,
The day he decided I did not matter,
At a young age,
I was left alone,
On a rainy night like this one,
Every time that you
promise It puts me in this
constant positive mood then
you let me down
why don’t you just stop it?
Getting my hopes up so high
why would you even bother?
This relationship slightly
reminding me of my father
Honestly, if you ever think about it
No one ever knows where to turn,
The corridors are melting into hallways
These hallways are melting into hell.
Tonight I let my shadow wind around my ankles
Soft fingers pulling me down as I succumb to myself.
I look inside to find a growing grasping black.
You should have risen by now, your cadence the only light
In my inner endless tribute to things worse than death,
My ma says
She pushed my stroller
around the bumpy streets of
Queens, Jamaica, Long Island,
Through rain and snow, all
Finding no help from the
passengers, all ignoring her