I just finished listening to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas on Audible, and I highly recommend it to anyone who cares about modern American society.
A ton of people have read it already, but this book provides a vital window into race relations and socioeconomic issues in the US — in how they impact one family. Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas, Matters
So I submitted this poem at Poet’s Corner. =) feel free to check it out in it’s entirety at the link below:
There’s somethin’ comfortin’ about being face down on the ground, Ground down by life’s natural violence, Violence treated as commonplace; a happenstance of race. Race you to the bottom – complacent in compliance….
via Rock, Paper, Scissors — Poet’s Corner
I watched an older man get mugged last night. A slightly graying evening sky hung over my friend and I as we were sitting at a red light, opposite a strip mall on the far corner. A young man was pulling on what looked like a wallet in the hands of an older man in front of one store. The younger man punched the older man in the face, took the wallet, and ran off. The old man fell to the ground, and we could not see if he was unconscious from where we were sitting. Someone finally got out of their car right next to the old man to help him. The light turned green, we drove passed, but the younger man had disappeared.
We continued on our way. Continue reading Fear and Mugging in Charm City
“This City is Our Temple”
Ramps and bridges vault overhead between soaring plate-glass buildings, mirroring the heavens, reflections of our own sense of wonder. Their steel bones and cement feet shield us from the wild night, when the demons come calling; nightmarish designs of flesh or mere shadows. Continue reading Baltimore Prose – Temple, Bottle, Athlete – SD