25 weeks strong — hands in the garden

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YfxIK6fRIN0?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent This poem is about my daughter, who was born as the surviving twin at 25 weeks , weighing just 1lb 3 oz. She was in the NICU of the Ottawa General Hospital for four months following her birth. It was 2 weeks before I was allowed to hold her. I watched her resuscitated twice [...]

A Black American by Smokey Robinson – Def Poetry Jam — Welcome to Knute’s Niche-Recognizing Child Abuse/Neglect

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iIkNsj6cDGc?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent I’m with Mr. Smokey Robinson…we’re American-Americans! Peace. via A Black American by Smokey Robinson – Def Poetry Jam — Welcome to Knute's Niche-Recognizing Child Abuse/Neglect

crushing red (clot to page) — hands in the garden

https://www.youtube.com/embed/KGD2N5hJ2e0?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent in part pixelated pane it’s just phantom half i see other, queer charm butcher, me with shame’s shank pressed to flat of blistered back more itchy than relaxed glacial fresh sensation that, don’t dare breathe, don’t react- attacked fever sun scratch moon is coming soon on prick of sudden red crush gushing © Anthony [...]