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Purpose Pt. 3

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

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


Poem derived from my first completed journal, Black and Blue (2018-2019). Written August 9th 2018.


CJM came on my Uptown 2 today:

On my way home,

he asked for a dollar to spare,

as I looked in my left palm,

I noticed I had an extra 100 Abe Lincolns

condensed into one paper George Washington,

more than him, at least...

But as I turned my head left

I hear a woman painted with the same

hues of beautiful coffee brown


"I gotta get my own self outta here,

he ain't no damn army vet."

Vanilla Latte chuckles back,

humorously replying

"I hear you, baby."

I look at the gallon of Poland Spring

in my right arm,

wishing I would give some to CJM,

and pour it on Coffee and Vanilla.

Maybe a tree of compassion would then sprout

from their tiny, seed like brains.

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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

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