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Tyriq Gay “TABOO LOVE”

Amani Hisia Swahili for hidden love Hidden love English for lust A feeling of desire and greed Which just manifests itself into anger, jealousy, and pain The Theory that Splenda is just as real  as natural honey Honey Sweet, savory golden delight A product from those who work hard Created with passion Created from two, […]

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Justin Hockaday “Summer: 1993”

The ambiance that beat down on the pavement Was children playing. Sweat. Swooning jezebels, Swayed gazes, Liquor spilt for daily libations. Notions of love and stoned thoughts. Wilted Naismith in the sun. Shaded park benches. Carnival evening attractions, Himalayan emotions from her full lips.    Cool breeze, Ice cream in the moonlight. Enthused by a […]

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Shannon McIntyre “Q”

Here’s to the letter, that takes an O and gives it character; an O smoking, quarreling with P for being so pretentious.   An O with a low ponytail, who drinks tea out of quaint little teacups painted with flowers.   An O sticking it’s tongue out, to mock the letter R. “How rude!” the […]