Worthy of Self Category

AmazinglyBrash

I am not going to waste my ink trying to enlighten a room full of people who are unknown to who I am; black complexioned, big lipped, brown eyes, 6’1 man from Spanish Harlem. Birthed to a black 5 ft” 20 year old woman with a two-year old son, and a father that spoke the […]

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Not Your Average Man

Relating to the norms is draining. I don’t like small talk; sitting on the train talking to someone I don’t intend to know longer than the train ride, or running into an old classmate that wants to catch up when we don’t really want to be caught up. Call me rude but I only want […]

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I Woke up Like This

Another early start, waking up to add some words to my life story. Highlighting every joyful moment in the past so I can duplicate the emotion over and over again. Deleting the mistakes of yesterday, writing in the corrections today, so tomorrow is perfected. I will be unafraid to Love yet fear hate. I’ll dream […]

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Like Minds

A coworker and I were having a discussion about settling and she said “nobody is perfect”, I told her “I rather be around the A students of life than the B, C, D, and F”…. We aren’t talking about perfection,  we are talking about maintaining a standard of excellence!!!!

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Sweep Me

Her dimples folded in her face as I stared, yet she’s waiting for me to approach her. I maintain my seat hoping she would have the courage to be the exception to the rule. She continues inviting me in with the subtlety of several glances. I drop my head, turn up my music, and begin […]

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Think First

Homeboy, I don’t want your woman, just like you don’t want me, though you’re grilling me with such intimacy. I just looked her way as an observation of my surroundings. You caught her smiling, and that’s my fault? You need to reevaluate your position. If I did want her, do I know you enough to […]

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Was it Me????

Forgive me for forgiving you, but not allowing you back in my circle because you’re a square or better yet a rectangle destroying everything that others, not you, have worked so hard to build. Pity me, for having the standard to stand up when so many have cut me at the knees. Condemn me, because […]

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