What do you see when you look at me?You don’t look me in the eyes So what is it you’re looking for? Am I the kid who beat up your brother in middle school?Am I the one who stole his bike and you couldn’t do anything about it?Do you see vengeance in me?A chance to … Continue reading What Do You See? Questions from Trayvon Martin to his killer
braided and baked like challah my identity is constantly turning and being read like torah different interpretations of the same living thing and idea an artifact we can study it is my breath on the bar'chu calling me up to be my tongue on tekiah waking up those who sleep i speak my purpose i … Continue reading braided and baked
Check out this hot new video of my poem Pimpin' on Park Triangle's new series The Angle. Jonathan B. Tucker: Pimpin' from Park Triangle Productions on Vimeo.
i know you wanna go coz all day you gotta wait gotta wait for the train and then wait at the gate wait for the show and wait to have fun and then wait until you can go wait for a bus wait to use cuss words when it's okay wait to play major leagues … Continue reading why you should wait
i want a real love i don't want a halmark, disney, fairytale love i don't want a flowers and chocolate and let's lie to each other just to make it work love don't want your make-up, hair, nails and heels plastic love or your i'm so real i'm unreal, get used to it love NO … Continue reading i want a real love
On the occasion of my father's retirement from 37 years of service to the Prince George's County Public Schools, I delivered this poem. from beard to bald, pre-K to 6 i swear, there is a time i remember when my dad had hair brown like mine a poet might say he sacrificed it for the … Continue reading Many Climaxes Coming
wear your relationship status on your finger like a slavery certificate that says "mozel tov!" wear your heartache under your eyes like a concealer that costs way too much but can't be returned wear it proudly let it burn in the eyes of jealous jackals wear your regrets under your shoes like dirty socks, few … Continue reading #423 – “girl, u be killin em”