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my IQ




when i was four years old



they tried to test my i.Q.



they showed me a picture



of 3 oranges and a pear



they said,



which one is different?



it does not belong



they taught me different is wrong



but when i was 13 years old



i woke up one morning



thighs covered in blood



like a war



like a warning



that i live in a breakable takeable body



an ever-increasingly valuable body



that a woman had come in the night to replace me



deface me



see,



my body is borrowed



yeah, i got it on loan



for the time in between my mom and some maggots



i don’t need anyone to hold me



i can hold my own



i got highways for stretchmarks



see where i’ve grown



i sing sometimes



like my life is at stake



’cause you’re only as loud



as the noises you make



i’m learning to laugh as hard



as i can listen



’cause silence



is violence



in women and poor people



if more people were screaming then i could relax



but a good brain ain’t diddley



if you don’t have the facts



we live in a breakable takeable world



an ever available possible world



and we can make music



like we can make do



genius is in a back beat



backseat to nothing if you’re dancing



especially something stupid



like i.Q.



for every lie i unlearn



i learn something new



i sing sometimes for the war that i fight



’cause every tool is a weapon -



if you hold it right.


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