Category: From the Vault

It is hard to stop loving the ocean, even afte…

It is hard to stop loving the ocean, even after it’s left you gasping, salty.

The bills picked up, so my mother picked up tw…

The bills picked up, so my mother picked up two jobs and she’s been working them ever since.

The difference between my skin and your unifor…

The difference between my skin and your uniform is that you get to take it off.

You, always looking for a wound, you are the w…

You, always looking for a wound, you are the wound, the violence that went viral.

A girlfriend will give you butterflies. A woma…

A girlfriend will give you butterflies. A woman will give you eagles with wings strong enough to cause a hurricane in your lungs every time you take a breath in her presence.

Every poem I have ever written is trying to ge…

Every poem I have ever written is trying to get close to the people I have lost, and is failing.

Black feels like Birmingham burning, flames tw…

Black feels like Birmingham burning, flames twerking.

Suicide doesn’t have to happen all at on…

Suicide doesn’t have to happen all at once.

I gather my pieces, commit to being whole agai…

I gather my pieces, commit to being whole again.

Which is worth more: a lullaby or a scream?

Which is worth more: a lullaby or a scream?