A literary journal based in South Central Los Angeles

A literary journal based in South Central Los Angeles

A literary journal based in South Central Los AngelesA literary journal based in South Central Los Angeles
Painting by F.J. Lara

HAPPY SOLAR RETURN SLAUSON BOY

Rest In Power Nipsey Hussle (August 15, 1985 - March 31, 2019)

DEDICATION

This ain't entertainment, it's for niggas on the slave ship/ These songs just the spirituals I swam against them waves wit/ Ended up on shore to their amazement/ Now I hope the example I set's not contagious/ Lock us behind gates but can't tame us/ Used to be "stay safe," now it's "stay dangerous"


VICTORY LAP

Spoke some things into the universe and they appeared/ I say it's worth it, I won't say it's fair/ Find your purpose or you wastin' air…


I DO THIS

Longwinded, running through this life like it was mine/ Never settling, but setting every goal high/ One thousand burpees on the path to my own destruction or success/ But what is a mistake without the lesson?/ See, the best teacher in life is your own experience/ None of us know who we are until we fail/ They say every man is defined by his reaction to any given situation/ Well who would you want to define you?/ Someone else or yourself? Whatever you do, homie, give your heart to it/ And stay strong.


Painting by F. J. Lara