No Friend of Mine #poetry

No Friend of Mine by Alejandro N. Marrero 2/16/2020 Even bathed in dirt you’re eyes are disarmingRinsing out a washcloth to clean a dangerous one who’s so alarmingSome say you can read the story in striking eyesI’m not that psychic not even if I triedI’m just disarmed with each glancing sighWhy do I have to…

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…