Childhood

Like a paper boat That swims in a mud puddle Or a wooden top that spins On a polished floor Perhaps a gangly skipping rope In the palms of a pig-tailed girl Even some pieces of lego In the hands of a baby boy The many shapes and sizes of toys That are unwrapped and…

Martin Luther King (Commemorating MLK Day)

The mind is Martin Perennial dreamer on meadows of thoughts And galaxies of the third eye Fighting like a warrior – sparking impulses Crossing synapses, potentiating courage All in the name of love and equality After all a dreamer only possesses infinite wings And melanin is no longer skin graffiti But transcendent art The soul…

The First Time

Between the promise And the afterglow Is an ascent up a slope A hill with a hoisted flag Etchings on a mile post And a steep drop with no parachute When a boy transforms to a man In the climax of a dream