poetry

poem: equity

poem: equity

take a chance at my disruption let me view your business plan embrace in our corruption if you approve my ideas I think a change is in hand exhale your truth whilst I twist the grinder that makes the stars brighten we can negotiate and I’ll sweeten the deal you may trace my throat, see […]

Poem: (scarlet) by Anathea Carrick

Poem: (scarlet) by Anathea Carrick

(scarlet) look. really look. that woman in red – she is just an idea – oh my god what a notion. that kind that wakes you up in a sweat in the black of the morning it’s a thought like an addiction the seeds were sown when she picked it from her closet (red) when […]

POEM: Untitled by Vanessa Waltz

POEM: Untitled by Vanessa Waltz

Hard to celebrate Weed freedom if our other Freedoms disappear We Jews are afraid Listening to these echoes We’ve heard them before At what point did they Stop accepting new leaders Back in Germany? Bernie oh Bernie We glimpsed hope for a moment I’m so sorry, bro Shouts of “soar”* loser More evidence we needed […]

Poetry Book: The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects

Poetry Book: The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects

Bethany Moore, Resident Ladybud Poet, has self-published a new collection of poetry called The Cicada and the Firefly, a Study of Love and Insects. The book is a story about a brilliant and creative man named Benjamin Johnson who weaved in and out of her life for more than 16 years until his life ended unexpectedly and […]

poem: the jailer

poem: the jailer

the text from the jailer says need alcohol so we meet at the bar at the top of the hotel you know he says over his scotch glass they wanted me to drug test my employees so I told them I have absolute trust with my officers if I ask them to piss in a […]

Poem: Civil Disobedience

Poem: Civil Disobedience

Because symbols have power a woman refused to give up her seat, laborers walked 24 days to refuse to pay a tax, a woman starved herself while incarcerated for demanding a voice, untold thousands took to the streets, proudly refusing to be invisible or silent anymore, and a woman climbed a flagpole.   Because symbols […]

Poem: Sole Proprietor

Poem: Sole Proprietor

Valiance in black cobblestones, Your disparity with insolence. In the night during a tremendous fight When solidarity has taken blight When scholarly conversations birth plight She is not around to occupy this quiet sound. Deep breath and inhale – medicine to me You saved my heart – feeling free…

POEM: Eating Words

POEM: Eating Words

i scooped the earth up in my hands, the whole planet, cold and sticky, fire at her core to help her keep herself together. i felt chocolatey soil sift around my fingers, made from her clay and spit stardust like saliva because we are made the same. i reversed routine and bent the sky so […]

Lady Business: Nina Parks of Mirage Medicinal in San Francisco

Lady Business: Nina Parks of Mirage Medicinal in San Francisco

Nina Parks is the CEO of Mirage Medicinal, a California state-certified medicinal cannabis cooperative that delivers anywhere within San Francisco city limits. Nina is not only a businesswoman in the cannabis industry, she is also an artist, poet, community organizer and activist. Parks is also one of the co-founders of Supernova Women, a San Francisco […]

Poem: The Sting

Poem: The Sting

Yes, there is a sting which comes and goes, up and down, a pleasure, a pain, when the heart falls again. The ache is awakening, an etch within the walls of the caverns in our chests, and it evokes the highest of heavens, though feels like the hallows of death. The sensation is divine and […]