Too Exposed

Exposed

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Exposed the texted racy word

meant just for a friend

Exposed the tweet in a trusted circle

retweeted again and again

Exposed secret emails sent to a cloud

but quickly erased from a drive

Hacked out, recycled by clever outcasts

for a lil cash on the side

 

Careful how you tell your tales 

more than who you tell them to

The spoken word can be revised 

video loops lifelong fools

Like passing notes in class

choose carefully your sender

Giddily dreaming of being famous,

when infamy is all we remember

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Graffiti Speaking

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LiZ a piece drawn for me years ago by my brother artist Joseph Rodriguez.

“Graffiti Speaking”

Paint in the hands of poverty

sprays  loose on the demographic

“I’ll show you what I know!”

Palette pushes against an unseen power

that neglects, rejects, scorns youth

“I’ll show you what I can do, anyway!”

Silenced by a lack of opportunity, emotions frame perception

assaults a wall in distress, mixing media’s imagination

“I’ll show you something you can’t  ignore!”

Shower on vibrant images of experiences, bold, defiant

tapping  the conscience of the viewer

“This is where and how we live!”

Metropolitan whiz kids graffiti as mutiny

the power of the pen telling tales well into millennium

“Hey, world are you listening?”

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#WritePhoto Horizon

…new languages spelled with acronyms….

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Strap on your good bra with the rising of the sun

and your big girl knickers, too

ignore clueless judgmental others

make the day about you

Isn’t it time imagination rose to the study of self

pack a healthy lunch and snack

focus on building that wealth

Sign up for the extracurricular

new languages spelled with acronyms

pay attention, hone new skills, be your life’s contributor

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Swarm on Your Body

“No, I’m not one’s wife.but …oh, I love my life!”

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Video gif courtesy of desinema.com

Bugged eyed creatures, hungry for the prize

offer easy meetings in their hives

Teasing and prancing antennae sending signals

on the lookout, in a frenzy as they mingle

Swarm on your body with alien limbs

poisoning all of you with access within

Eyes now sorry can’t see deeper than skin

where’s the repellent to protect from this sin

Carcass dry, lost splendor and trappings

mesmerized prey lays stripped of all wrappings

Women Who Live Vivid Lives

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Live a life so vivid its illumination shines lights on generations yet to come.”

-E. R. Smith

Celebrate women’s history month.  Remembering Maya Angelou

 

Parlay and Let It Ride

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Photo of Evan Spiegel creator of Snapchat

 Parlay and Let It Ride

no gamble when keeping self counsel

know your worth, observed, not pride

be both black and red on a carousel

build strategy, fiercely shield cards, mask that

poker face

show your hand, once they show theirs

win believers all over the place

Quicken a Tanka

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Quicken

Hasten tempo’s beat

coax tap stimulate neurons

 sound wars under palms 

affinity through taut skin

quicken rhythm hypnotise