Dire is the End (Poem)

Peter pays for Paul in this wicked age Dire is the end of this system of slaves Bemused by dazzling paltry things As the land turns to desert And the seas are besieged Poison air and plastic rain Pesticides pollute the plains Nothing left to call pristine As we capitalize off all the living

The Shitstorm’s a Comin (Poem)

The shitstorm’s a coming Better think up a plan Better sit tight or go hard Better find a new klan Ain’t no way you gon make it Get away scott free

Rhyme Spree (Poem)

My trigger finger swollen I’m jonezin I got my mind made up and my money on my own plan Now who’s holdin? I got no nac for these jiggaz who don’t get it til the aftermath

Silence Don’t Take (Lyrics)

The city silence don’t take See all the silence is yo-o-ours The silence is yo-o-ours Time don’t go back I’m a be oooon To make you-ooh walk in the raaaain

Censor This (Lyrics)

Dead haul
Hanging out the window
Flippin up my finger
Hell if I offend ya

Crucify Me (Lyrics)

Safe
Seems like a foreign land
Feels like I’m suffocating
When I can’t kneel down

Authority (Poem)

Authority is like a pusstulating zit
Waiting to explode
Starts off as an infection just under the skin
Then grows in size like the penal code

Peer Support: Principles of Trauma Informed Care

One of SAMHSA’s 10 Guiding Principles of Recovery is that “recovery is supported by addressing trauma.” Trauma informed care is thus an intrinsic aspect of peer support. Understanding a person’s situation, both past and present, is critical for providing trauma informed supports. A peer worker’s ability to share lived experience and validate peer feelings, perceptions and experiences is often more of a healing process for people in recovery than the rigid and controlling therapy programs that are thrust upon people seeking help.