Square Shaped Box #poetry

Square Shaped Box by Alejandro N. Marrero 2/15/2020 Surrounded by four wallsI can neither dance or fallThe walls are thinHowever it doesn’t prevent you from coming in I wish I was tallerA proud, secure and stable fatherOne with comfort enough to giveOne with more love to live Surrounded by a boxIt’s not strange as we’ve…

Resist Red Hatred #poetry

Resist Red Hatred by Alejandro N. Marrero 2/13/2020 These streets have memoriesI’m not a stranger to it’s tragediesI was that Lgbt homeless youthBeaten and left behind with more than a bruiseStop your ignorant right wing excusesWe all know what you continually do to usWe’d be more whole if it wasn’t for youYou’re a liar this…

Soft Demands #poetry

Soft Demands by Alejandro N. Marrero 2/12/2020 Don’t look awayYou said real people always stayedBut you don’t feel and deep down know it’s me you wantedMy pages being torn from consistently being huntedYes I looked awayApologies but obedience is easier this wayReality bends backwards and vision sways I gave you my backHunched over and shoulders…

The Land of the Slave

Poem written in 2015 by Alejandro N. Marrero Land of the Slave by Alejandro N. Marrero Our minds are dusty shelves of sorts. Not the kind you find in Ikea or Target. Of course some assembly is required. Forget local artisans these days. That organic hippy stuff you’re trained to fear. Don’t be afraid. Its…