Hyphen-American

Posted on Aug 25, 2012 in Poems

you ask what I am where I come from and this is all I can say I stayed up all night formulating this thesis so please listen well so you won’t ask again (so here you go) I am Hyphen-American I’ve memorized the slash between African and American I know you’ve tried hard changed my […]

I Celebrate Your 18th Birthday Without You

Posted on Aug 25, 2012 in Poems

I Celebrate Your 18th Birthday Without You* lick lip whip pour bake wrap gift spread frost cake car screech life stand still wave crash bring heart break -Uchechi Kalu Copyright 2002 All rights reserved. *My brother Emmanuel Kalu, died on February 24, 2001, one day before his 18th birthday. T’ang poetry is a style of […]