New Release: HUNGRY is Live!

 

 

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A provocative meditation on poverty, art, sex, & God.

Hungry is a collection of poetry, prose, and illustrations about a struggling writer’s battle with poverty and motherhood, her exploration of lust in this digital dating age, and her quest to end soul starvation.

 

Dear Reader

This is my journey through words
when the screams and fighting
wasn’t enough

 

I wrote this
when he broke my heart

I wrote this
when I couldn’t pay my bills

I wrote this high as hell

I wrote this
when we had no place to sleep
and nothing to eat

I wrote this
when I couldn’t say
the words out loud

I wrote this
for you
to learn
from my mistakes
and make new ones

 

And so
this journal
these entries
these moments and poems
should be free
because I can’t sell you my heart

That’s what you’re getting
when you read this book

 

But
this book
is also
about the grind

The struggle

There’s no skating in this book
There’s no quick win in this book

Just a sista ready to die for words

Ready to hurt
Ready to starve
Ready to cry
Ready to sacrifice it all
Ready to go broke
Go hungry

Poetry Review: BROKEN FLOWERS by R.M. Drake

 

4 Stars

(Not his best, but definitely awesome)

 

“I Used to Love You” by R.M. Drake

And I loved you

for the way you wrote music on my skin.

And you loved me

for the way I played the strings on your hair,

and together we made love in such a way

that artists do

when they create their works of art.

But in the end, none of that mattered,

for you were just another music lover,

and I

was just another one of your songs.

Poem: How to Not Forgive by Trista Mateer

How to Not Forgive

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When I was small,

I remember my mother saying

that she believed aliens helped build the pyramids.

She used to keep crystals around.

She used to carry healing stones.

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She used to believe my father would always come back to her.

Now that she is older,

she prays to the nail marks in someone’s palms

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but i don’t think she believes in forgiveness anymore.

She sent me to Sunday school in little floral dresses,

not to torture me but to learn this.

Hurt me once: shame on me.

Hurt me twice: shame on me.

Hurt me three times: shame on me but fuck you.

Hurt me four times and we’ll get severed-head biblical.

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We will pick up stones.

And now that I am older,

I don’t give a damn about sin.

I will be the first to cast one.

(A poem from this amazing collection)

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R.M. Drake’s Haunting Poetry

 

She was broken from moment to moment

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watching her world collide 

she felt lost inside herself.

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She fell apart for a passion

that flamed beneath her.

She waited

and died a hundred times, 

it dripped from her pores.

The moment she let go,

she soared

over the stillness

like the star she was born to be.

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(A poem from Science.)

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I’m a fan of poetry.  Good poems teach me lessons in writing.  

A poet must be concise, descriptive, and emotional all in a few lines. 

 

That’s a pretty goddamn awesome skill to have. 

 

So . . . I’m always reading poetry. 

 

And Robert M. Drake has always had a luscious way with words. 

 

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How could I live above the water 

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or breathe under it?

How could I swim in darkness consumed in an ocean of you?

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Falling or flying towards you.

Losing or finding myself in you

and beauty was never the word to catch all that you are,

for now i know

the means

never the word

to catch all that you are

for now i know the means

of the infinite

and it all starts and ends with you.

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I definitely enjoyed the poetry! I found the author just from walking around Wynwood in Miami and seeing his poetry written on the sidewalks. Later, I googled him and found his books.

This one is definitely a keeper!! I give it FIVE STARS!!