Hi, I’m Andrew
But I go by
I loooove spreading smiles from cheek to cheek
Daylight moves us as morning passes
We all get up off to our tasks with
a new tomorrow dividing our time
imagine, would you? Less sorrow this time?
That’s my dream and waking habit
take the steps and then we’ll have it
place your bets, step with science
develop plans with confidence
we move together whether we like it
Shared air is shared weather
or have you forgot?
Trash you dish is trash you’ll eat
what goes around comes around, gravity.
The way we walk is by falling just a little
If you wanna fly high, dive into big riddles
Practice morally, communally in mind
Creativity unravels unrest
Take this chance and make it happen
If it doesn’t happen, I won’t make it
Look at all the smooth dressed men
who pretend all day and fake it
Their hair is perfect
their wives all shine
their kids cheat
and cut me in line.
Sunday’s for church
with evening cocktails
while work night weeknights spent in
Appearances are everything to Mister Emptyman
False-laid promises ruin his thoughtless plans
I won’t be
pretend like he does.
Match the milestones of prestigious
accomplishments NOW bit like candy
jaws snap tic tacs break crackt snappy
Sweets are good
and beats are too
but nothing’s as golden as the
I’m trainin’ like a chef so I hafta be
failure’s eventual blazin’ brainy mental trails.
Layin stone I’m buildin bridges
All alone, I’m diggin’ ditches
workin’ hazy crazy days
doesn’t pay me, I’m afraid…
But that’s okay
cuz I like my craft
conceivin’ ‘n believin’ in the
Record this moment
caught in time
your recollection lives
as a mental echoed rhyme
hear me clearly teary eyed
no bleary vision no surprise
crystallize these free ideas
break the chains ‘n it’ll free us.
I know it’s hard to disagree.
You’ve lost good friends if you’re like me
Prick ‘n POP your safety bubble
stop tick-tock clocks switch minute trouble
refract tall topics ya can’t explain
I tried to once three men restrained
tackle-slamming wisdom’s permanent toll
on my openly honest heart-pumped soul
iron branding scars ethereal in spirit
ya can’t smell taste, touch nor hear it.
One fateful evening
I ran away
the officer grabbed me
with nothing to say
I was scared
and twice I was tased.
I was unarmed
as opposed to shot.
I gained a scar on the crown of my head
it’s lucky I’m white, might I be dead?
Your brothers are falling
people are dying
cops are shooting
I feel helpless
and now I’m crying
Chance this dieroll
on non-stop flight-mares
dream up rainbows
slip down nightmares
morph the chrysalis N cocoon it together
hatching butterfly eggs
gusting caterpillar weather
waving feathery pens
ink-scribing cool breeze
that we are seeds of imagination
You have a condition
a mental submission
that lacks intuition
this is my mission
a spiritual vision
of collective cognition
change your position
and closely listen
to internal division
and callous derision.
Open your third eye so no one can shut it
poison nor drug it lobotomize cut it-
hear this clarity within your vision:
Clutch harnessed ideas define precision;
t’ master th’ tricks study magic in light
just adduh droppuh physics ‘til the chemistry’s right
you’ll rocket blast yer highest high
lids blinking lenses magnetize rid
toxi-catastrophic detestable ringing
replaced by electro-phoenix-elestial singing
Tune our earthy birthing machine
dancing with stars
turning in our dreams
I love you: in verse.
I love you, Universe.
Poetry fly! Sound to ears!
Lend truth conceived from many years.*
Dollars to donuts the onus is on us:
poets ‘n artists
like movie sneak previews
in visions we still use*
“Grow up.” “Go earn more.”
“Make up your mind.”
Wander this path for meaningless reasons
rotating seasons fall down ‘n freeze in
spring back grow wings ‘n
Glide with th’ breezes
I have lived a thousand lives
in the foresight of my mind
Nine hundred ninety nine
are fateless to a story with no rewind
Grow gleefully gorgeous, oh mother tree,
Your colors mature longevity.
Study intent ‘n pay attention
listen in on hip hop legends:*
Eminem Biggie KRS ONE
Doug E. Fresh Nas ODB Deltron*
2 Pac Scott Le Rock Slick Rick Dr. Dre
Salt ‘n Pepa Ice Cube Aesop Rock Ice T*
MF Doom, Method Man
Ghostfaced Killah all Wu Tang Clan
Busta Rhymes Snoop Dogg ‘n Kid Cudi
Were you Outkast? I’m so so lucky.
In all the dreams eclipsing my thoughts
consistently twisted ‘n tangled in knots
looping pastimes looking within
I fall in weary wandering whims*
How pleasant it is to be loved ‘n desired
connecting ideas dreams passing wires
Find what’s your calling
this river tilts sliding
The moon’s reflection climbs tidal riding
bouncing rhythm tides and flows
musical timing – you already know.
Beard of Fire.
Take me from here.
Take me higher.
Somewhere out there.
Hi, I’m Andrew