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THREE POEMS BY JELAL HUYLER

POETRY BY ELIZABETH REAMES
February 10, 2019
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February 11, 2019

 

 

 

roaches (copper colors)

 

they arrive late
as usual.

allowing just enough time for an entire life
to become dust.

 

they come abrasive
as usual.

suspecting only those
whom they refuse to serve.

blood pact older than our pores.
written all in the cankers of them slippery mouthed
hands

once again,
that much too familiar history.

same old tale
of only ever acknowledged

in the twitching
of those evermore itching

fingers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mood

i do not have the evidence to prove it
but i am not sure that i am surviving

 


jelal huyler is an Oakland, CA. born poet plus emcee who does not condone linear time. he enjoys long walks on the beach and longer walks through the city. his voice and work have been featured in several documentaries, including Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality, which explores race and restorative justice in the United States. jelal published his first book of poetry ‘Fractals’ with The Gorilla Press some years back. Publications include small word works in Eleven Eleven, 3Elements Review, 580 Split, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Ink & Nebula, as well as some other ‘here and there’s.