Category Archives: Poems

This category is for poems posted on this blog.


Most of you already know this by now, but I saw fit to announce it here. This will probably be my last post on RWP, ever. Since late 2014, I have blogged at The Digital Hyperlexic. I did this for … Continue reading

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I Am Tired of Mourning Our Dead #BlackPoetsSpeakOut

My name is N.I. Nicholson, and I am a black poet. I will not sit by silently while black people are being murdered. And I have a right to be angry. For other black poets reading selections as part of … Continue reading

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Thou shalt beat him [a child] with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. — Proverbs 23:14 Dear Dr. Lovaas: I must tell you about the hot brand embossed into my sacroiliac skin, a letter D like my … Continue reading

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The Act of Counting

To be black in America is to at times commune with the unnaturally dead. — Cornell W. Brooks Should I count my blessings: that I don’t have bullets buried in my back,

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And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel…putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away…into the wilderness. … Continue reading

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Brick (New Version)

Nothing is yellow here. I am surrounded by brownstone giants poking square holes in a gray cloud ceiling. I haven’t seen a cyclone in years, only twin smoke pillars of grief pouring from dying concrete towers.

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Now on Instagram!

Howdy folks! I am now on Instagram. Check out my first Instagram poem below — hopefully the first of many experiments in micropoetry. #flipagram #poem number 1, first experiment 🙂 #micropoetry A post shared by N.I. Nicholson (@digihyperlexic) on Jul … Continue reading

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