DSC00663-lrI remember
When my smiles became cries
When the truth became lies
When I cut all ties to myself
Swallowed by darkness
A slave to the block
I walked in shock and fear
My pain sprayed through handguns
And cocaine-laced blunts
A passive-aggressive passenger
In a g-ride driven by death
But I remember best
When I chose to step
Out of the shadows
To breathe in the light of the sun
As the ocean washed away my sins
And restored my soul
When the earth took me into her womb
And made me whole again
I remember the wounded healer
Fire breather, true seer
I came into this world to be
I remember my heart
And now I’m free
-Jason Quezada