Poetry Category

Poem: When you Kill Us

Three images of young black people killed in 2020. Breonna Taylor was shot in her home during a police raid. Steven Taylor was shot by police in a Walmart while having a mental health episode. Ahmaud Arbery was gunned down while running.

When you kill Us,Our bodies rejoinMama Earth, blood-soakedand battle-worn. She ragesfor her lost children, lamentinghow We have returned to Her. When you kill Us,Our spirits become sparksIgniting against pavement,lighting Fires in the hearts ofall whose Power is forgedin the fallout ofcowardice on parade. When you kill Us,We turn out and turn up.As crows do when […]

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An Easter Poem (A Day Early)

Allow me to compose for You, for I called You a poem knowing that You in all You are are art. You are words dripping from my tongue, satiating A thirst for medium form, and style, Life. I called You, Poetry. You showed up late and underdressed, A sight to behold. All glory, In the sunlight.

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Union: Psalm 86:11-17

Union My heart entwines with both sides of my brain while my conscience quiets, and I am grateful for the days I awake loving me as I am loved. Psalm 86:11-17

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Poem: Untitled

Untitled   Brains think and believe in electricity that sparks  movement from limb to limb. And we continue in this way calling it synapse or science, Which is really just a more decorative description  for that which we cannot understand.   Psalm 104:27-30    

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The Difference Between Truth and Fact

Thirsty trees sprout Up from the earth awaiting  the truth of summer rains.   John 3:31-36

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Inspired by Psalm 93: A Dwelling Place

A Dwelling Place I thought that I had found the place where you live, amongst the dewdrops in the morning. While combing through thick fog to find the tall rocks near the ocean. May that I rise to meet you. Lift me with the ocean spray, following the contours of your coastline with a photographic […]

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Nightsong

The silence between heartbeats sounding in still air writes the songs we sing.

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