Ayiti Cheri’m (My Dear Haiti)

 (A poem that I wrote following the 2010 Haiti Earthquake) The Earth moved from beneath my feet on January 12, 2010. No, my soles were nowhere near the tropical soil, but still… From 5000 miles away, in Big Ben's shadow, I was shaken Her native language rolls awkwardly off my tongue, heavily accented by its …

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Scuffed – 18 March 2011

You’re like scuffs on my new leather boots The introduction of imperfection only serves to give them character Sets them apart For no other boot is similarly scuffed It makes me unique And no other person is similarly fucked up So flawed and hardheaded And long suffering of my insufferability So the combination of you …

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