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Saturday December 5, 2015. I had just left the Air Canada Centre after watching the Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors to push their record to 21–0. It was a close game, with the Raptors even holding a lead late in the 4th quarter. Steph Curry and Kyle Lowry were incredible, each scoring 40+ points.

I got on a subway train and settled in for the half-hour trip home. Most, but not all, of the seats were occupied. I sat back, put on my headphones to add some music and zoned out.

About halfway home, I noticed a sudden…


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Birds flying high
You know how I feel
You know this love is real

Peaches on the trees
Shelter in the cold
My love for you to hold

Dolphins diving deep
This love is divine
Arriving at cloud nine


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Here lies a vast amount of data
With very limited processing power

Memories live undetected
Some roll in like an easy tide
Others crash on the rocks
On the barrier reef
Between the conscious
And unconscious mind

A splash of cold water
Shocking me awake
From a peaceful slumber
With something I already knew

Now it feels like I’m back there
Even while I walk around here
I want to put it away but where
Its place seems to be lost


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Fragility in the mind
Fear in the heart
Shame in the spirit
Resentment the effect

Vengeance in the mind
Malevolence in the heart
Arrogance in the spirit
Retaliation the effect

Wisdom in the mind
Compassion in the heart
Emptiness in the spirit
Forgiveness the effect


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Your Chocolate Mousse Royale highness
Got that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
That Cookies n Cream
That Pralines n Cream
Pistachio Almond
rollie
Like Mint Chocolate Chip
Style World Class Chocolate
Far from Vanilla

It can be a Rocky Road
So here’s a Gold Medal Ribbon
From my Nutty Coconut

Comfort like when Mom’s Makin’ Cookies
Delectable like Chocolate Fudge
At the Strawberry Cheesecake Factory
Share a slice of Caramel Praline Cheesecake

Smooth Butter Pecan
French Vanilla
, ooh la la
Caramel Macchiato get me wired
A cool surprise, Citrus Twist Ice
Necessary, Very Berry Strawberry

Let’s get away for some Maui…


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One angel found this demon
Wandering lost, eyes closed
Pupils bloody encrusted and cold
Guided him to a seat on a cloud, they told

The next angel sat before him
Wiped his face with a warm damp towel
Scabs slipped away, screams he howled
Finally came to rest with a beaten scowl

The last angel looked in those eyes
And seen the demon’s sins
Where his cruelty ends and begins
And still said prayers for him


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They could not know
I made sure of that
A secret squirreled away
It wouldn’t do any good to share
Something so terrible
With no right to tell

It was just one night
Still the whole world ended
Dusted off my shoulder
Easy come, easy go
Never mind the horror
There were things I needed to do
And I was slipping already

Eyes on the prize
Eyes on the prize

So I thank you

For your spirits and your smiles
That effortless effervescence
Your work and support
Tending to that fresh invisible wound

For surviving
And thriving

Stay Blessed


Righteous Violence

Punching Nazis
Beating bullies up
Defending the innocent
Striking against the wicked

The world is so fucked up
Fuck the world
The world is so fucked up
Fuck the world

On and on it goes

Drink water
Empty the dishwasher

On and on it goes


In the time of the Vedas
Sculptors shape idols in her likeness
Worship and pray to her
Her royal magnificence commands no less

Foolish men try to usurp her power
Cast her unseen into the shadows
Claim the glory of divinity for themselves
A false wizard playing parlor tricks

One look from her turns them to stone


Eminem — Revival (“River”) 1 week
Migos — Culture II (“Motorsport”) 1 week
Black Panther Soundtrack (“All The Stars”) 3 weeks
Logic — Bobby Tarantino II (“44 More”) 1 week
XXXTentacion — ? (“SAD!”) 1 week
Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy (“Bodak Yellow” / “I Like It”) 1 week
J Cole — KOD (“ATM”) 1 week
Post Malone — beerbongs & bentleys (“Rockstar” / “Psycho”) 3 weeks
Kanye West — Ye (“Yikes”) 1 week
Drake — Scorpion (“God’s Plan” / “Nice For What” / “In My Feelings”) 5 weeks
Travis Scott — ASTROWORLD (“Sicko Mode”) 3 weeks
Eminem — Kamikaze (“Lucky You”) 1 week
Lil Wayne — Tha Carter V (“Uproar”)…

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