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Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr

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poetry

Lack of Direction

Here - let me give you directions so you'll know the way to my house before you get lost at an intersection, and blow your engine out. First, drive over the suspension bridge named after a dead man who was... Continue Reading →

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Impossible to Please You

When I wrote you a ballad and serenaded you beneath your window, you complained it was late and would rather be dreaming on your pillow. When I took you out on a date for a stroll beneath the stars, you... Continue Reading →

Unbearable: Declaration of War

I witnessed a pack of bears gathered at night, deep in the forest. I hid behind a tree in the distance, being sure to remain silent. A bear stood on a rock and delivered this speech: We the Bears presently... Continue Reading →

When My Heart Stops

When My Heart Stops funeral attendance won't exceed six. The pastor will just drag my pine-box to the cold and shallow ditch. I'll probably be buried with no socks in a tacky suit that barely fits. My father will keep... Continue Reading →

Our Flesh is the Devil’s Asking Price

Born on the slave ships, packed in tight in a place where humanity is attached to white. Our suffering is not rooted in money or the lack of magic rights, but the fact that the world requires the tragic sight ... Continue Reading →

Around the World

Hey pretty girl - I cannot afford to take you around the world, but I'm India and that the way I feel Israel. I wanna be your lover but if you're not ready, I Kuwait, I won't Russia. If you do... Continue Reading →

Love is a Joke and Scheme

My spirit has been mourning you the way land sobs for stars in the form of morning dew. My wristwatch reports the daunting truth because my pulse was the time and the hands haven't moved since the loss of you. Immune system lacking fortitude it's official: I miss you. Tears oxidized my face... Continue Reading →

Corny Joke Detector

Are you tired of lame punchlines and quips that kill the vibe when they leave someone’s lips? Are you tired of forcing fake laughter for your spouse who swears they are a joke-master? Does your boss have a bad sense... Continue Reading →

Solar Powered

The darkness around me seemed eternal. We became one, so I was considered nocturnal. Every one classified me as blind because inside my own mind I was confined. Clouded judgment bruised my flesh excessively so bullies called me "crater face"... Continue Reading →

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