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Blue (and Black)

by Alyssa "Lefty" P. 9 months ago in performance poetry
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Poems from Journal Titled, Black and Blue (2018 - 2019)

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

just

ain't

living.

Look at this beautiful, dark blue sky.

Let me take a deep breath...

NOW, I'M ALIVE.

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About the author

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

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