Reading is the New Sexy


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How could you expect someone to be committed to a relationship,
if they’re not committed to reading? 🤓

I need a woman who loves recreational reading as much as she loves breathing. 📚

When I really want to get to know a woman,
I listen to her playlists and read her favorite books.

I don’t care if she sends me sweet text messages;
morning – noon – and night,
if there’s no texture, no depth.

I need texture, I need depth,
I need something more than looks.

I’m looking for the girl whose face is blocked by a book.

If reading is the new sexy,
I know book bae is buried in a book. 📚😍

Nothing makes me feel more alive
than discourse with a woman that loves books.

I like ’em afro bloomin’ with the melanin poppin’,
#turnupabook tee, #readmore button rockin’.

I’m looking for the woman who’s referring to the bookstore
when she exclaims “let’s go shopping!”

I need a well read black girl that’s not afraid to write her name in the sky.

When I exclaim THE BOOK IS BETTER,
the love of my life would already know why.

I’m the type of guy to take an awkward black girl around way.

I need an around the way girl; if I may say.

If reading is the new sexy,
I want a girl that hashtags books are bae.

@StevieStreets #blackgirlsread slash #prettygirlsread #poem | Reading is the New Sexy


The Blerd and The Beautiful


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I’m looking for the girl whose face is blocked by a book.

I need the lady in my life to understand my Slytherin outlook…

I’m attracted to that Gryffindor, Ravenclaw allure.

I need that Black Girl Magic when the world is not enough;

I mean – her shoe game is mean but she’s nice a Hufflepuff.

@StevieStreets #librarydiaries slash #readingisthenewsexy slash #blerdandbeautiful #poem | The Blerd and The Beautiful 🤓




Where’s #bookbae at? 📚😍



Signs and Symptoms of Depression


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Impaired Memory
Thoughts of Death and Suicide
Mood Swings and Anger

High Anxiety
No Emotional Response
Sadness and Self-Blame

@StevieStreets mental health awareness haiku |
Sign and Symptoms of Depression i and ii

Introversion: Introvert Problems


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Sometimes you need to be alone to quiet the noise.
in order to do thee impossible and see thee unseen,
you must understand the power of quietude and not being seen.

I mean; the sun is brilliant by day,
yet at night the the stars are seen…
I guess you can say, sometimes, I like people
and then there’s those times when I refrain from all contact with human beings.

The vibe never lies…
if I catch the slightest hint of the wrong vibe, I’m done with people.
Yet still in all
when I need time to replenish, it has nothing to do with people.
Being an introvert is not what you think,
sometimes I need silence to hear the divine energy,
sometimes I just need to think.

I’m responsible for both the energy that I give
and the energy that I accept;
therefore, sometimes I need to be alone to get to know my “self.”
Sometimes, I don’t answer my phone cause I’m busy engaging my higher self.

Sometimes, I prefer books over people;
and that has nothing to do with my Myers Briggs type having 6% feelings.
Sometimes, I prefer books over people;
only because erudition and intuition are premonitions that replenish the higher self.

In retrospect, I’m 50% introvert with extrovert tendencies.
If Mindfulness and Stillness teach you how to welcome extraordinary energy;
in a world where people seek attention like food,
solitude is my natural propensity.

I find solace in the solitude,
nothing makes me feel more alone than small talk in large gatherings;
lonely is the only company when you’re in the company of those that don’t match your energy.
This is dedicated to those that take time to replenish.

If calm is a superpower, introversion is not a blemish.
This concludes my ode to replenish;
I had my dose of people for the day, I’m going to replenish. 🤓

@StevieStreets time alone poem | Introversion: Introvert Problems

Book Lover’s Blues


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I can’t come into work today,
I just finished reading a good book and now my whole world is blue.

No; it’s not the flu.
I think I have a case of the book lover’s blues. 🤓📚

Yeah, I can’t come in to work today;
that plot twist gave me anxiety…
How could the author end the book like that?

I think I need to medicate with a few good reads;
a work of fiction has left me emotionally crippled.
I need to spend the day with chocolate truffles, caramel cookie crunch gelato, and recommended reads…
Where’s book bae at?!

@StevieStreets #librarydiaries | Book Lover’s Blues 🤣

The Library Moment


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Hashtag libraries matter…
we all need a little love, life, and library;
however, sometimes you have to think beyond the books to experience that library moment.

Nothing compares to that magic moment, that moment when the library takes you by surprise.
That magic moment when you fall in love with the library and three ninety eight point two becomes a beautiful surprise.

Sorta like when you discovered reading is fundamental,
kind of like the moment when you discovered paradise was a library moment.

@StevieStreets #librarydiaries | The Library Moment

Protect Your Energy


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#energyiseverything… #begoodtoyourself and #protectyourenergy. -Stevie


the vibe never lies;
to find your tribe, you must surround yourself with the people that amplify your beautiful soul.

everything is everything and it’s all in the vibe;
to emanate the good vibe, you must vibe with the radiant ones and surround yourself with those that feel like sunshine. 🌞

energy is contagious;
therefore, it’s okay to dodge negative energy like the matrix,
self-preservation is a divine discipline,
I’m just mentionin’ the basics.
it’s okay to walk away from broken people,
it was a broken person that gave you broken promises,
it was a broken person that broke your heart,
and I promise you, that big heart of yours will let those broken people swallow you whole.
and… and you don’t need to be searching for peace in the pieces,
I mean, you deserve a little piece of happy
but other than that, you deserve to be whole.
you deserve to be surrounded by those that wholeheartedly adore your beautiful soul.
remember, it’s not your job to heal everyone that comes into your life,
however, it is your divine duty to protect your beautiful soul.
even if that means breaking free from those that are breaking your heart and piercing your soul.

you are enough;
your riches come not from this earth and your cup runneth over.
remember, it’s okay to put yourself first, it’s okay to start over.
who cares what they think?
do more of what you love and let the good vibes take over.
you’re never who they say you are;
don’t be afraid to shine your light on the world.
remember, it takes darkness to bring forth a star;
so even in your darkest hour, you are more than enough to shine bright in this world.
move quietly in the direction of your dreams
and think good thoughts until positive energy shines through your pores like sunbeams.
remember, it’s okay to be different; therefore, dare to different.
you gotta learn to leave the naysayers at the pity party;
energy is everything,
when you realize the realisms,
you gotta celebrate life at a different party.
they got 99 problems,
you party like it’s 1999;
see the difference in the party.
when you focus on celebrating life,
you ain’t got to be the life of the party;
you just shine.
you are more than you’ll ever know;
don’t dim your inner glow for no one,
let your light shine.
if nothing else,
protect your energy and learn to emulate the sun;
it’s not your job to heal everyone that comes into your life.
protect your energy,
believe in the power of you,
and remember the sun does not care who it blinds.

@StevieStreets #thevibematters #poem | Protect Your Energy

The Champion and The Contender revisited


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There is no competition;
I do not compete with others,
I’m too busy striving towards my best self.

I am the champion and the contender;
I have my mind set on that mindset,
I’m so focused on becoming my best self.

There is no competition;
in the pursuit of the best me,
I cannot concern myself with the success or shortcomings of someone else.

I am the champion and the contender;
I’ve been blessed with the insight to keep my goals in sight,
it’s like I have blinders on, I cannot compete with someone else.

There is no competition;
I may not always be the best, however, I will always give my best.
I will either win or learn how to adjust and adapt,
I am willing to do what it takes to become my best self.

I am the champion and the contender;
I set action steps and milestones to consistently achieve success.
The best defense is a good offense, my M.O. is DO or DIE, I’m always on the attack.
I’m on target to hit the target cause I put the target on myself.

@StevieStreets #liveyourbestlife #poem | The Champion and The Contender revisited

Hello October revisited



Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks.
Hello October!

@StevieStreets #pumkinspice #haiku | from #THEFALLCOLLECTION: Hello October revisited 🍁

📷: @starbucks

Wordplay: A Play On Words


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She thought I was curt;
I was heading to the john,
to be frank, I bobbed.

This is jim-dandy…
every Tom, Dick, and Harry
wants a cup of joe.

To be frank, not curt;
I’m not your average joe,
I advanced to dan.

As the day petered,
he robbed Peter to pay Paul
for a Tom Collins.

@StevieStreets #doubleentendre #haiku | Wordplay: A Play On Words I – IV