Poetry by R. Will

Photo by R. Will

R. Will / @MsB_Honest / Electric woman from The Bronx by way of The U.S. Virgin Islands with a penchant for doing a lot. Rhysa, also known as Grime artist Lady S.P.I. She keeps her hands in all artistic pots including song writing, video and photography work, painting and drawing and in this instance, poetry.


Stringing verbs together with nouns
feeling a profound sense of knowing
flowing with the tides of my mind
Mindless chatter
in and out of alignment
I am knowing myself without knowing myself
how destiny emerges
how verbs go from thought words
to heard
Past tense
Pence passed back and forth
Past sensory organs
The origin of birth
Was thought

Writing words
stringing verbs together
With nouns
Compounding momentum
Sentences become paragraphs
Mindless chatter
In and out of alignment
Confinement is illusion
But words build walls
The chatter in my mind
Scatters about
when words heard, past pence
Build upon themselves
Pitter patter like
Rain drops
Constantly filling the well
Swelling with words

Author: Mr. Phillipe

Phillipe Martin Chatelain / @uptownvoice / Phillipe is the Managing Editor of In Parentheses. He is a poet from New York City with a Masters Degree in Poetry from The New School. He writes as someone in the tradition of the urban troubadour or the flaneur–wandering, taking notes. He believes that poetry of our generation has taken on a much more digital definition. Furthermore, it is important for New Modernist writers like those exhibited in In Parentheses Literary Magazine to assume the forms of media available in order to carry on the history of Sublime Art. His series taking shots alone was self-published in 2012-2015. The self-published collection FACETS (2019) is now available.

enter the discussion:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s