Leaf Pattern Design

Poem-A-Week
2022 - 23

I'm Oyzis*.
I see you've come
with my doppelganger
October 5, 2022

What the Sign on My Door Says

Jackie Chou

I'm Oyzis*.
I see you've come
with my doppelganger

Blue and blue and blue and green.  
The day she finished chemotherapy, she called me.
September 28, 2022

My friend is colors.

Kiana Shaley Martin

Blue and blue and blue and green.
The day she finished chemotherapy, she called me.

You and I, we go way back
September 21, 2022

Coliseum St.

Makeen Yasar

You and I, we go way back

when does a war truly become one's own?
September 14, 2022

it is my war. is it my war?

Rachit Sharma

when does a war truly become one's own?

My lungs were tucked into a box

Wrapped in a pink bow
September 7, 2022

Dystopia

Sarinitty Woodruff

My lungs were tucked into a box

Wrapped in a pink bow

“Speak to your medical provider.”
But they don’t wear the skin I’m in.
August 31, 2022

CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE USING

T.C. Anderson

“Speak to your medical provider.”
But they don’t wear the skin I’m in.

I am standing on a grave that my ancestors dug,
August 24, 2021

Bootstraps

B.A. Bacigal

I am standing on a grave that my ancestors dug,

What am I? I don’t have the luxury of being mediocre. My tresses are curled and kinked.
August 17, 2022

Riddle

Jennifer Baptiste

What am I? I don’t have the luxury of being mediocre. My tresses are curled and kinked.

The heart of the Valley 
                                    beats in Panorama
Cycling between third world and developed nation
August 10, 2022

Valley on my Mind

soledad con carne

The heart of the Valley
beats in Panorama
Cycling between third world and developed nation

Does my mic sound nice?
Do my words sound nice?
Does my hype sound nice?
August 3, 2022

Mic Checks and Balances

The Poet Lady Rose aka La Toya A. Hampton

Does my mic sound nice?
Do my words sound nice?
Does my hype sound nice?

. . . and when I look up high to the skies I see the beautiful geese flying . . .
July 27, 2022

TO FLY HIGH IN FORMATION

Valerie Yvette Peterson

. . . and when I look up high to the skies I see the beautiful geese flying . . .

You talk like you have monopoly on language 
like your tongue knows better
how to twist alphabets 
and rest them in lines
July 20, 2022

[untitled]

Mona Benyamin

You talk like you have monopoly on language
like your tongue knows better
how to twist alphabets
and rest them in lines