Fresh Ink: Two Haikus from King V

Black Boys, Black Joy/ Man, Brother, Boy and Their Definitions, #12

 

BRO, YOU BE LIKE STARS.

THEY SAY BLACK IS AN ABSENCE.

HOW? WHEN YOUR DREAMS SHINE.


Untitled, #24

 

Care for youngers:
shoot

fireworks in their
names, take

ghettos to the sky.


Vernon Jordan, III, also known as King V, is a Philly born-and-raised writer, filmmaker, and poet. Finding the supernatural, the eerie, the magical, and otherwise speculative as it relates to interior lives of Black people as frequent muses, this AfroFuturist will soon be found in NYC, sipping various kinds of tea and writing scripts, as a Screenwriting MFA Candidate at Brooklyn College. To connect with him, visit him on Twitter.

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