Category: poetry slam

Now, you can be the devil I dance away or you …

Now, you can be the devil I dance away or you can dance your devils away with me. Hating me will not absolve you of your own shameful sins against the body and I will not carry them on my back either.

I know you are threatened because I am a thund…

I know you are threatened because I am a thunderstorm of a woman with so much to say.

We’re supposed to take things slow, and we wil…

We’re supposed to take things slow, and we will. We’ll talk slow, we’ll eat slow, reveal everything we’ve kept hidden, just like that, slow.

From Rudy Francisco’s book, HELIUM.

From Rudy Francisco’s book, HELIUM.

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From Rudy Francisco’s book, HELIUM.

From Rachel Wiley’s book, NOTHING IS OKAY.

From Rachel Wiley’s book, NOTHING IS OKAY.

I’m not here to make you comfortable, I’m here…

I’m not here to make you comfortable, I’m here to free myself.

There is no skull and crossbones over your hea…

There is no skull and crossbones over your heart. You are a good thing, that somebody be dying to get next to.

I hope there is something beautiful on the hor…

I hope there is something beautiful on the horizon that’s just as impatient as I am. Something so eager, it wants to meet me halfway.

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From William Evans’ book, STILL CAN’T DO MY DAUGHTER’S HAIR.