prints & poems
I am FINE!
I am vibrant
I am soft
I am sexy
I am divine
I am okay, like GOOD!
I'm really good.
"Wash with warm water (never Luke warm)
Consistency is of the utmost importance here.
Lay flat to rest
Anoint with oil
the oils won't stain
Handle with care.
I am important and you should know that. "
Great Grand Mama
Great Great Great Great
I wanna be like you
I wanna be just like you.
Fight like you
Write like you
Get height through my plight and do right by you."
"Strong and fragile and
solid and exposed and
sacred and forgiving and
simple and extravagant and
smooth and frantic and
There will always be more.
"I got power etched into my being.
It's not a byproduct of my ability.
My mere existence testifies to this,
despite everything that tries violently to dismiss me
I am here.
So the least you could do is honor that.
Baby, I'm from the South.
I won't make excuses for my expectations."
Jack Patterson II
"And I think the sun knows how I feel
even in the darkness.
No one will understand total eclipse
like we do. "
"I am black.
Like you can't mistake it, confuse it or mix it with cream.
I am nappy headed in the best way
(The only way)
The way my ancestors must have intended."
"If you see Me
Tell her I'm looking for her.
That I've been wondering where she went.
Tell Me she's okay
That she's still there after all these years.
Tell her she's beautiful.
and that I'm waiting .
"I am priceless
therefore if you break,
know that you can't buy,
but you will be mentioned in songs later.
And everyone at the open mic
will know it's about you.
THAT ONE TIME
"That time I got tired of falling
I ran into you and stood up straighter.
I don't wanna break
I don't wanna crash
I don't wanna fall
I just wanna stand in love with you."
"The monsters in my closet stayed away
Just long enough for me to pick out my outfit this morning.
Yet somehow In the darkness they stayed awake
Allowing me just enough space
to get dressed
but reminding me everyday that they're here.
Maybe one day I'll scare them."
"I'm so glad the sun still sees me at 5 p.m. these days.
Can't wait for the time when sun's mama
finally let him stay out late.
Telling the streetlights to calm down
Run on home.
You still need a jacket though."
"They say your soul gets tied
But my soul's just tide
'Cause my mind been running and my soles untied."
Mitch C. Davis
"No Losing Insight on My Intelligence, Talents, and Service"
"Don't fake emotion.
You're good enough to be real."
"He gave me choices
Made me think those voices of reason
were all nonsense, silly sound effects.
Wrecking my concentration
like that buzzer on Operation
Yet still in admiration
A puzzle unsolved
I'm bout to lose it all."
Mitch C. Davis