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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Freedom [an Open Letter]


Noodle noosed in cheesed macaroni dalliances
Freedom tastes like we never knew who we were
Fried in white washed ho-cakes
We gorge tall tales of master’s remnants
Carpet bag leftovers
Hunt for complacent collard green dreams
Sojourn truth in watermelon rinds and bread line hand outs
Dabble off china patterned stereotypes
We dish legacy in sambo battered hope because
Freedom tastes like we never knew who we were
Compressed to blissed ignorance
Waffle history in syruped hand-me-downs
Wondering why our children just play chicken to success
Calling the dozens for support and always housebound with egg on their faces
Teaching them that take-out is the way out; a step up
Proving their not bottom feeders
Not knowing they’re just feeding off the bottom of others home cooked desires
Braised; grape balmed
Bottle canned idioms
Shake ‘n baked to fizz through pours
Ponder why clutched purses dredge injustice 

Freedom tastes like we never knew who we were
Because we lap bland promises
And salted neverminds of “we’ll get there soon
Without doing the work
Step into the kitchen
Carve intended destiny to the small of tainted tomes
Remedy rancid rectal recipes 
We’re more than the muted mélange of safe hued attainments 
Blood soaked mountaintops
Or pistol sieved speakeasies 
Meet
Marinade 
Medallion mendacities
Block chop fettered portraits flavored in forced subordination 
Stock verity; al dente 
Firm in the belief that seared memories are just as palette-able
Simmer to raw bone
Marrow nape-d
Brazed royally
It’s alright to be savored medium-well
So, invite Harriet to the table when company comes
…she’s been waiting…

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Silent No More Tour: NYC performance [full] "Cartons of Ultrasounds"

Silent No More Tour
"Cartons of Ultrasounds" written by TS Hawkins
Mask, Puppet & Direction by Kyla Ferris McHale
Venue: Bushwick Starr



Synopsis:
We picket for the unborn; we carton the missing, shush the battered and molest rape victims into believing it’s their fault. In an attempt to generate peace, we've become pieces of the machine that churn our embryos, our girls, our women, our females into seclusion; water-boarding their freedom and manufacturing their wombs with assembly-line legislature. Prisoners to their gender, we, society, have become the parasitic conjoined twin of the dogmatic cycle extending life sentences of invalidation. With scantily clad images, pejorative song lyrics, and abusive homes, we teach them to be the missing, the raped, and the forgotten. ~TS Hawkins

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Re-Releases!!!

.....THEY'RE BACK!!!

*New Look *New Publisher *New Poems *New Energy

Welcome Back Home
Sugar Lumps and Black Eye Blues
Confectionately Yours
Mahogany Nectar
Lil Blaek Book
&
The Hotel Haikus!!!

Coming Soon: "The Hotel Haikus" by TS Hawkins & T. McLean

The Hotel Haikus
by TS Hawkins and T. McLean
Cover Design by Rebecca Gissel

The landlord fails to change the locks; evicted tenants make a revengeful return and set the apartment building on fire! Flames, firefighters and fear of the unknown pen a hilariously tragic haiku over and over again. From homelessness to a hotel that looked like the backdrop for any American horror film, poetry became the vehicle trudging these two souls to sanity!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Diary of Lisa Q ft. "Too Late To Apologize" by TS Hawkins

Opening Night performance of "Too Late To Apologize" by TS Hawkins
Directed by Madi Distefano
Performed by Sarah Schol
Production: The Diary of Lisa Q for BRAT PRODUCTIONS