The New York City summer breeze gently swarms into my room tickling the bottom of my left foot. Rainbow sparkling lights begin to dance around on my orange wall migrating into the “Good Times” painting by Ernie Barnes.
Rose In The Concrete
Captured but not bound Escaped life in search of a better destiny Progression into the Queen you believed I would never be
Ernie Barnes was an African American professional athlete and painter. Born on July 15, 1938, in Durham, North Carolina; during the Jim Crow Era.
Jean Michel Basquiat
Jean Michel Basquiat was an African American, neo-expressionist artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Born in Brooklyn, New York , on December 22, 1960, Jean expressed a passion for art during his early childhood.
Who the fuck are you? Why the fuck are you here?........ your presence chokes me like poison. You are intertwined with every outline of my existence. You invade my mind like the wet pussy of a virgin being penetrated for the first time. Let me rephrase, in case your mind is bound. My pussy may be wet at times but the only virgin I’m speaking on is my mind.
Woke up this morning to my father climbing into my bed. He said “I blessed you with food and a bed. Now it’s my turn to be fed.” Left home feeling worthless. Trying to get focused. At school, serenity finds me. Hiding the shame. smiling to keep sane. “hell is inflicted on me.” My teachers bid me farewell.” Until next year “ is my reward for being here.