Z @ Literary Happy Hour

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[ video filmed by Slate Liu-Ballard ]

 

(lyrics)

 

i wish my pockets was a little bigger

not for fat racks

just for cherry swishers

 

i celebrate the day they call me a nigga

it’s affirming

like when Grandma said

to write a book about our journey

 

i love you, mom

but they was drunk w/ pills in their palms

but they love me, so i make excuses for their wrongs

 

so forgive me -

this is real sin -

like when god decided to disregard satan

 

and i’m no christian

but i believe in written word

wrote it in a letter

just to feel less absurd

 

and so what if she never hated me?

i fall in love when i play make believe

 

we buried the tension

so i hope she’ll smoke me up again

told her i’d text her

but it took a while to press send

 

sometimes it’s hard to know if you really love someone

you could convince yourself that they’ll be the last damn one

 

the brain is tricky

so inhale the sticky-icky

my love is your love sang whitney

sing wit me

you are so fucking lovely
 

you’re like a shot too many

felt so good in the beginning

i am so fucking scared

wrote your name in my journal

on a dare

it was my dare

 

and i’m so dimensional

for better or for worse

stretch until it hurts

drink herbs to fight the curse

 

live your life closer to the ground

with your hands up - wake up

dig around in the clouds

find something to help you stand up - wake up

 

this ain’t for inspiration

it’s a conversation with myself

you better keep your secrets

when your wisdom sends you to hell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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