A Poem: 109

My name is Larry. I was born on October 9th. October is the tenth month. When I see the numbers one, zero, and nine, (in that order) I think of my birthday. Sometimes I see one, zero, zero, and nine. I still see my birthday. The second zero is just a place holder. Sometimes I…

Paradocs Coffee on Fairfax

My notebook by Moleskin and Japanese Pilot Pen Go well with Taka’s coffee at his Paradocs Coffee Shop quaintly positioned on my favorite block in LA On this MLK Day I sat there reading an article about Samya Stumo Who sadly lost her life a little less than a year ago aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight…

“Plant Some Sh*t”

Los Angeles native, Ron Finley, is a man of his word. Finley said: “plant some shit” in an effort to inspire his community to cultivate plants, and that is what he continues to do. His repurposed swimming pool functions as a nursery today where his foliage thrives. Like the plants he grows that are vital…

The Bronze Titan

BUY 109 here: https://payhip.com/b/plIu   The Bronze Titan by Larry Wiggs Ahmad Maceo Eldridge Cleaver was Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver’s only son For him there was only one book anybody needed, the Qu’ran But, he did share with me a book entitled Jesus He also suggested I read Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph I took…

Only For The Lonely

  I was in the desert, making my way home I lived in the desert, daily the sun beat down on my dome There was an alley behind where I lived, On this day goats were there The sight of a goat in my hood is rare so I decided to snap a photo And…

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109 PREFACE I’m probably just famished searching for meaning, because I’m lost But, I’ll be damned if anybody tells me Nipsey wasn’t a Boss Not because he told others what to do, But instead he helped people, and mastered knowledge of self It’s evident in his philosophy about gaining wealth (All Money In) And I…