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Student by day, photographer during downtime, poet in the quiet moments, an artistic rummager by night, is what I am. I submit plenty of hours to exposing and discovering the secrets of art. I'm a free spirit, an activist, an ARTIST. I wish not to be a product of commonalities. In a word, I'm just, RIK.

People are mean
Sometimes
Selfish
But
If you are kind
You know
That organic kindness
You’ll find it will be returned to you
In the most purest forms
And that
Giving your kindness to the wrong people
Makes you forget to be kind to yourself

r. Byrd Writings 2014

Got caught up in the moment & forgot about the moment
Too busy looking for the stars when the moon had already dared to be good enough
When I brushed aside eclipses because I swore on a million sunrises & sunsets that there was something more majestic to witness
You see, I compromised my cadence
Took advantage of my silence
Batting my eyelashes instead at hurricanes because for some reason
They dared to be different
Their ability to destroy
To me
Was more important than new days
I let darkness steal my logic
Because there’s something about hiding in its shadows that make life a little more easier each day

-R. Byrd Poetry 2014

I’ve opened my pores to you
Let you penetrate me so deeply
That you’ve come to memorize the pattern of how my heart beats
How my blood flows
How my soul grows
It’s like infection (affection) when I let you in
Disease when I let you go
You leave your mark on me
Making sure that after all is said and done
There’s just enough scars and bruises that fester, reminding me of that time
Of passion
Despair
Crying out in the depths of night
Only wanting to hear you breathing
Next to me
It’s always been deeper
Than how we’ve written this to be
Always

-R. Byrd Poetry 2014

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Lakshmi Menon photographed By Tarun Vishwa For Harper’s Bazaar India June 2014

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