just be.

"I am one intense adjective at a time, I don't resist those feelings. I rest in ...those moments." -Jill Scott

Monday, May 17, 2010

prove it to yourself.

we're all searching for that moment, that flaw, or those words to claim whatever we fill in our spirits. these things are the proof we think we need. the proof we want to give folks. and when the lights come on have these folks have nothing to do with our success. realizing we are the only proof we need. we are brilliant, genius, unmeasurable souls who have become consumed with definitions and understanding. free yourself.


meeting greatness is as scary as birth
teacher look at me clueless
but i continue to sit quietly not interrupting their ignorance
because surely they won't interrupt my greatness, my genius
they been told me long time ago they hiding my freedom, my divineness in a book
the day i found it i was all nerves and smiles
like the image of opening the holy book and all its light shining out, blinding
i am great
i am his reflection
like erykah sings out into us, if we were made in his reflection the call us by our names
the power they been trying to wash out since before america was thought of
before america got dipped in our blood
its in our blood, blood memory
something they so far from they can't even internalize but amazingly we cling to
i am the newest negro addition
call me negro sunshine
now bow down