Poets logo

Blue (and Black)

Poems from Journal Titled, Black and Blue (2018 - 2019)

By Alyssa "Lefty" P.Published 3 years ago 1 min read
A bruise always changes color before it heals.

"Blue (and Black)"

Poem derived from my first completed journal, Black and Blue (2018-2019). Written September 26th 2018. This is the final poem of the series in the journal. Thank you for your support! Enjoy.


Oh how damn good it feels

to be outside.

To think, we spend more

than 12 hours,

720 minutes,

43,200 seconds a day

depriving ourselves of our oneness with God's omnipresence

just to chase a check

that disillusions us to believe we make

enough sense to live

above our means?

I did the Math, boss.

Getting $16 an hour

to take the oxygen away from my precious lungs

only to spit words of encouragement

to my kids that I can barely cough up

to myself

when looking in the mirror




Look at this beautiful, dark blue sky.

Let me take a deep breath...


performance poetry

About the Creator

Alyssa "Lefty" P.

28 year-old NuYoRican from Spanish Harlem who has a passion for writing, learning, achieving peace, faith, and empowering others. I've established a career as an educator and career counselor for over five years. Instagram: @alyssaleftyp

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.