The Life-Box Collection (A Poetic Short-Stack Trio Set-Life’s Challenges) Vol II

Life has a way of throwing us about the walls of it’s structure, bruising us from top to bottom, soothing us with lushness and lulling us into feeling so damn safe, warm, loved even and then…

A broken tooth explodes in our mouths exposing the roots to cold air and liquor and blood drips down swirling through the crevices of our souls and leaves a trail enticing wolves and bears to hunt us down. Life’s challenges people. Here are some of life’s challenges…


a dig done from a distance

after effects are so loud

eyes may be blinded

the soul feels it all

cells hear it deep inside

hugs are so distant

a bite on the ear signaling interest

is just a precursor to a stab

a back rub feels so good

nails scrape across the landscape of skin

recipient is a freak so




the poison

seep into the wounds


labels, labels, labels

gucci, gucci, gucci,

fake fame, fake fame, fake fame

campbell soup art,  campbell soup art,  campbell soup art,

division of connection

weekly showcase on Bravo

skinny girl twinkies

andy warhol multiplied by three

then six

then 10


covered in conviction

chained by invisibility

shrouded in past pain






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Dec 19, 2013 | Posted by in Art, Blog, Tamstarz Poetry | 4 comments

Comments (4 Responses)

  1. Marilyn says:

    Hello from Typepad!

  2. Sulekha says:

    Creativity at its best, Tameka. Loved your three poems about life’s challenges;envy, greed and insecurity.The depth of your words makes for very interesting reading… intense poems.

  3. Thanks so much Sulekha! I’m going to extend this series. I will talk about life’s pleasures next! 🙂

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