Category: poetry slam

How little you were when you started wanting y…

How little you were when you started wanting your mother to love you less—so it wouldn’t kill her to know you’d been hurt.

I got so low I had to look up to see rock bott…

I got so low I had to look up to see rock bottom.

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“My granny said, ‘We’re all good at something….

“My granny said, ‘We’re all good at something.’ My something just happens to be saying mean shit to other adults and making it rhyme. It’s not great, but it’s what I got.” – Cristopher Gibson

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From Andrea Gibson’s book, LORD OF THE BUTTERF…

From Andrea Gibson’s book, LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES.

Raindrops think they’re flying until they hit …

Raindrops think they’re flying until they hit the ground.

I couldn’t take a compliment without feeling l…

I couldn’t take a compliment without feeling like a thief, couldn’t believe anything past the first page of me was worth the read.

“All those pretty teeth, someday I will own ev…

“All those pretty teeth, someday I will own every one of them.” – Haley Mosley

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How little you were when you started wanting y…

How little you were when you started wanting your mother to love you less—so it wouldn’t kill her to know you’d been hurt.

the day i learned you can drown by drinking to…

the day i learned you can drown by drinking too much water, i cried like i wanted to make something grow in a desert.