Jul 21
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The First Cup of Coffee

the first rays of sunlight
seep through your shades;
you shy away from the hue
hoping for just a few more minutes of peace

but it's too much; 
you begin to stretch, 
restless as you try to shake 
sleep from your eyelashes

you peek at the clock 
and sigh when you see
that it's 5:42 am 

trudging to the kitchen, 
you fumble through the cabinets 
desperately trying to find the one clean mug
so you can indulge 
in a much-needed cup of coffee 

the first tendrils of steam hit your nose
and you breathe deeply,
relaxing as the comforting aroma
surrounds you with warmth

you plop yourself down
at the round kitchen table
and take your first sip of coffee. 
the sunlight again coats your face, 
but this time you welcome it with open arms, 
smiling in the soft glow of dawn. 
Jul 20
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Monopoly

Happy. 
When everyone is on an equal playing field. 
The same amount of money is around the board,
all of the properties belong to the bank, 
and the only thing holding you back 
is a roll of the dice. 

Excited. 
You start to move around the board. 
People start to buy a place or two,  
chance cards are read, 
it's less equal but who cares 
because you're having fun? 

Competitive. 
Someone has a property you want, 
and you go to the edge of the earth
to get it because
you NEED that last orange
to start building your empire. 

Agitated. 
You keep landing on the only hotel on the board, 
and the owner is getting cocky, 
flush with money, 
and the $900 you spent on houses
just isn't panning out like you hoped. 

Desperate. 
In a last-ditch effort to save yourself, 
you try to make a deal for extra cash
Jun 30
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Dear America, There is Work to be Done

Dear America, 

your soil is rich with history. 
after all, you are the land of the free
and the home of the brave
but not all of us are free
because not all of us are brave. 

today is the last day of pride month.
in new york city, 
there is a parade
followed by thousands of voices
cheering and fighting for those you have smothered. 
those who are fighting 
will win this battle for equality and justice. 
after all, aren't these the morals you were founded on in the first place? 
and they will win not only for themselves 
and for the people who cannot fight, oh no. 
they will win to shove it in the faces of those who do not care. 
they will win to prove a point; 
they will not be silenced. 
we will not be silenced. 

i hope you are ready to hear us roar, 
because america? 
we are just getting started. 



 
Oct 23
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A Letter from Mother Earth to the Citizens of this World

Oh dearest citizens
of my beautiful lands,
my sparkling waters,
my fresh, crisp air,
why have you done this to me?
Why, may I ask,
have you destroyed my lands?
Polluted my waters?
Released gases into my air?
Is it because
you weren’t satisfied with my beauty?
Are my mountains in the way?
Are my forests too close to your towns?
Yes?
Oh, I’m sorry, poor citizens
for my magnificent realm.
I have failed you.
You have made the most
necessary changes to me,
and I applaud your resilience.
Truly, it’s awe inspiring.
I just hope that I’m inspired
by the desolate fields,
the gooey, black lakes,
and the air, from which no one can breathe.
That is truly a world
for which I cannot wait.





 
Sep 02
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Untitled

*** I am looking for title suggestions. I have a few, but they don't seem quite right. ***


Sometimes I wonder
what it would be like
to be 
free
Because we're not, 

really.
We have to go to school and work and it's so 
constricting
sometimes

I want to just 
leave
go away
become another whole person because that's 
intriguing
Who would I 

become
if I left this place
and started anew
Maybe 

I'd know how to surf
or make croissants
or ride elephants 
but the thing is

I don't want that
I wish these things
Sometimes I wish I could leave, I really do 
But we all want things that we
can't have
That's not the 
point

The point is that we make do with
what we have
Because, 
yeah, 
do I wish I knew how to make croissants? 
Absolutely. 
Jul 30
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Drowning

Jul 28
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Away With Me Because of You

Jul 19
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Fifty Words to Freedom

Flickering bulbs
shadows light my prison

The silence is deafening

He's here for me

​I'm out again
how? 

In a car
wheels rumble
​going where? 

​Thump, 
​thump, 
thump, 
goes my heart

​Door opens
​forced out 

Fought

​Dumped, 
like nothing happened

​Seeing stars

​Highway traffic

Sirens

They're here

​I am free









 
Jul 18
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I Love Who I Am

Jul 18
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Music That Feeds My Soul

The simple lyrics of 
​I Won't Let You Go (Darling) by Hedley
​invoke peace and comfort 
​and warm my heart

​The raw honesty that is 
​Emotionless by Drake
reminds me that I am more
​than what I show everyone else
​and that's okay

Roots by Imagine Dragons
​tells me that I'm going to fall
​that it's inevitable
but that I'll always have a place to go when I do-
​back to my roots

The flow of power
​that Walk on Water by Thirty Seconds to Mars
​makes me feel is 
inspiring
I can do anything 
​if I just believe I can

​If You Could See Me Now by the Script
​lets me know that the one who is up in heaven
​is still looking down
and that he's proud of me 
​and that I should never forget it

​Kesha's incredible outcry for equality
​through her song Woman 
​enrages me
​for it never should have had to been made

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