Welcome

I have created this space with two goals in mind. The first goal is to share my poetry and give myself a creative space. The second is to write about indigenous issues and my journey to de-colonization. I hope you will find my poetry inspiring and writing thought provoking. Thank you for taking the time … Continue reading Welcome

Be

As a child I checked out joke books from the library I noticed the popular kids made other laugh I thought I could learn to do the same Eventually I did Later someone gossiped about a person I admired They said their opinions were too strong Suddenly I was emptied of my opinions As a … Continue reading Be

Columbus

Statues Monuments Plaques Signs City Holiday For what purpose? To inspire? To remember? To cement a lie? For propaganda? For supremacy? And yet no memories for the victims His name remembered and gilded Every Taino name is forgotten History taught from exceptional dementia

Loss

Pain leaving time bereft of its momentum Every nerve crying out despair Mind locked in denial of this moment Desperately seeking out care Knee's buckling and breathing inadequate Absence slowly pulverizing the future Time locking in place; unwavering As truth pours down leaving fracture Blood pumping as your stomach butterflies Life's framing rot beneath your … Continue reading Loss

Two Truths

One“You have memories of a ghost Selfish and hated taking pictures Desire priority over Respect Parasite masquerading as a gift My worst moments locked in memory One-dimensional horror replayed My hands carry the stains still Dropping burdens at your feet Time may heal but memories burn Any transformation eclipsed by infectionsOnly one form can I … Continue reading Two Truths

Time

Grasping free time by anxious hand Stretched and worked into thin strands One by one I attached each line to variable Tethered life with line nonpliable Securing politics, finance, and physics Lashing them to my planet’s orbit Creating a world in my own image Organized and without blemish I made life for my new masterpiecePuppets … Continue reading Time

Glimmer

The light turned to shimmering fractalsChasing invisible streaks through darkness My eyelids sealed closedAnd I freed from realities harness Laid on steel made of arctic ice My lungs burning against tangled wires My arm bored out to sustain Hanging between realities spires Sunlight sheepishly penetrated my eyelids Revealing my state to my frenetic mind My … Continue reading Glimmer

Empires

Is your grandmothers crocheted blankets of oppression your desired cloak?Are you grandfathers Unacknowledged sins the pyre upon which you burn your children’s futures?Is reconciliation not cheaper than honoring an altar-ed history?Do the lessons of gilded tombs of pharaohs ring hollow in your ears?Does the steel that pierced Caesar feel of a warm blanket?Do the ruins … Continue reading Empires