Posted in poetry.

For 2011’s college graduate: The “Ketchup” 

  
deadlines stay catching us unprepared
when we said another new season wouldn’t catch us here
gotta stare fear in its face 
for the ambrosial tastes of destined glories.
best way to deal wit situations is to change situations
eyes desire new vegetation 
feelings surge from the muladhara 
pounded blood beats as never before 
journeying broadens cooper rivers 
got me swimming in tributaries 
upstream from society’s traps n cemeteries 
with mo talents than a tree has cherries 
in the spirit of revolutionaries
fight n Art in my capillaries.
Ppl will ask why u here? like u handicap
Mumble n answer wherein in dis life  I managed to be at
Washin hands–in the mirror,  the lion is there 
Memories of The fiercest u grin n glare
Then the realization that every second of hesitation is damnation
Cuz onze ans (11 year old) cousin book inspired so
That the bloodline higher must go.
And it’s funny that’s it jus takes time
Coddled babies spoiled not refined
George called the other day of his denying
Teachin his three of motivation hard work 
Nickel spoons not quite silver
Middle class it’s own place to deliver
Boys n girls starry-eyed n feet a foot too high
See many presents spoil the child
Gold hoops lost before a month styled n strutted.
2009 Beemer, paid and insured
When you ain’t never earned it.
This is “the Ketchup”.
Tomatoes are for marinara, pizza, and salad.
Multi-purposed, like you and I.
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Now see, Miz RetroStank is so many different things (aren't we all?), but namely, she IS a Chistian, wife, mother, light, poetess, songwriter, actress, fashion show coordinator, scriptwriter, freethinker, artist, ATLien, and a weirdo with a love for culture and healing. She wants you to know that you can BE, DO, and HAVE anything and everything through Christ! She is native to the third coast, specifically the Southern kingdoms of Arkansas and Georgia. Sweet as pie, good as gold, and free as a bird, she is the only girl of three chill'un, and lawd, did that make for some imagination and shopaholic tendencies. Her father was an Army man and her mama is an infinitely enthusiastic and loving lady. In any case, exposure to different places, expectation of excellence, and a homeopathic childhood environment, majorly tilted her towards uniqueness; she was THAT girl who wore a dragon-print dress with a mandarin collar one day and a funky TLC-inspired look complete with ponytails and barrettes the next. So, by now, you're understanding that she is all about the spice of life. So sit back, buckle your seat-belt, and enjoy "the Funky ride all around the world" (in the words of Outkast).

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