Watching his body move,
Tracing his portly gait,
Across the stone earth beneath us
Perplexed me for years
As each step he took
Would send him falling

F
  a 
    l
      l
        i
          n
            g

But the next step would catch
him before he hit the ground
In a state of perpetual motion;
A pendulum of
Perpetual falling

             F
           a
         l
       l
     i
  n
g

I took note of this
From the base of a tree,
A fruitful tree adorned with
Rubies among emeralds,
Apples among leaves, 
that would release
Their grip in defeat
and start falling

F
  a
    l
     l
    i
  n
g

I studied this for years
And triumphantly found its source;
Mathematically it is shown as F = G (m1m2 / r2)
For most, it will be known as

G
r
a
v
i
t
y

(ouch).

Oh, My Word! Jacob doesn’t really write poetry, so he hopes that you enjoyed this nonsensical piece! Sometimes writing is the most fun when you just do whatever silly thing pops into your head. In addition, there are links below to black-owned bookstores that support online ordering! A brief description of their business as well as their based location is included with the links. Please, go check them out and support their businesses!

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Click on the names of the bookstores below to visit their website!

  • Sistah Scifi – “a cauldron of all things afro-futurism — mysticism, science fiction, voodoo, magical realism, speculative fiction, and horror — casting spells to uplift literature written by black women.
  • Uncle Bobbie’s – “a community space designed for sharing, building, learning, laughing, debating, eating, and building.”
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Harriet’s Bookshop – “an independent bookshop and writing space celebrating femaile writers, activists, and artists.”
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The Lit. Bar – “a haven that inspires reading, encourages healthy social connections, highlights diverse voices, and increases intellectual visibility.”
    • The Bronx, New York
  • Loyalty Bookstore – “offers a selection of books that highlight the diverse voices and creatives that make our communities great.”
    • Washington, D.C.
  • Cafe Con Libros – “a feminist community bookstore and coffeeshop catering to folks who are book lovers, coffee aficionados, or both.”
    • Brooklyn, New York
  • Mahogany Books – “is dedicated to meeting the literary needs of readers in search of books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora.”
    • Washington, D.C.
  • Semicolon Bookstore – “a Black Woman-owned safe space that was created to merge minds through books and art alike.”
    • Chicago, Illinois

Contact Jacob Individually Here – jtsammonbusiness@gmail.com

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