Kendrick - April 10, 2017


Kendrick tossed stones
That landed at his feet.
He aimed a bit too high;
Mine were a bit too weak.

Silence Is Crimson - January 8, 2016


Someone's knocking on your door.

It's a black kid in middle school
Who'd like to ask you a question.

Why do people lock their cars
And cross the street
When he walks in their direction?

He's still knocking on your door.

It's not just how you answer,
But when.

Tomorrow,
He might not be allowed
To knock again.

Someone's knocking on your door.

It's a man without a home
Who'd like to ask you a question.

Why'd they tear down the shelter
To build condos
During this time of recession?

He's still knocking on your door.

It's not just how you answer,
But when.

Tomorrow,
He might not be around
To knock again.

Someone's yelling from next door.
It's MLK before his bitter end.
"You're holding up the Railroad!
Please get up and let them in."