Spoken Word

Spoken Word: Men In Suites

Sometimes killers don’t pack guns.
Sometimes they pack the Bible or the Koran.
Sometimes they pack the Torah.
Tell you how to fix your aura.
Tell you how to unify self in community.
Tell you how to be the best you the best me.
Tell me now; how can it be?
That he can be the Shepherd, Lost leading the sheep?
Tell me now; do the people not see?
It’s blind loyalty that turns a monster into a king.

Says he’s got the keys to the kingdom.
Can bless you with new life and freedom.
Says he’ll make America great again;
As long as you turn your head when he’s sinning.

Sure he’s done some good,
Sure he’s changing the world,
He’s doing all of that,
While he destroys the worlds
Of good little boys and girls.

He’s divided into three, you see?
The man who never had a father.
The man who claims to know the father.
The man who’s too scared to be a father.
Never seen him run so farther,
Until he heard he was going to be a father.

He Jumps in front of a camera
Throwing his fist in the air,
Talking about Black lives matter.
He’s got black lives at home that haven’t even eaten yet.
Talking about all lives matter;
Womanizing women while his wife’s life shatters.
The truth is….
Imposters come in all shapes and sizes.
Sometimes they even come with prizes,
And surprisingly, some pull it off with finesse.

Never thought he was one of them? But look closer, sis.
Does he move with confidence?
But then dismisses your intelligence?
Look closer, brother;
Does he profess to know the way but lives in ignorance?
Does he live without direction?
Does he live for his erection,
As he fails to erect the God in him?
But becomes resurrected every Sunday Morning,
8 AM… “Better be there…. God’s watching…”

Then speaks to the youth about the God in them.
And when the youth speak the truth,
he tries to slaughters them.
And he Speaks of single mothers as victims,
Then goes out and creates more of them.
Forgive them father, for they know not what they do.
And…. continue…. to choose not to.
Forgive those men,
Because hating them only creates more of them.

So which man in which suite, how can we tell?
Time will tell.

In the meantime,
Trust the God in you and don’t follow them to hell.

Illistration & Poem by Mical Asefaw


DLB’s Mical Inside Chico’s Grill

Video directed and co-edited by K. Miki Richmond

Hey, DLB family! As you know (or may not know), I grew up in the restaurant business and I have a special place in my heart for the family owned restaurant experience. With gentrification becoming enevitible in many parts of the world, I feel it’s important to support our mom-and-pop shops, the whole-in-the-walls, that “joint” around the corner that makes San Francisco so special to live in and a true food destination.

This is a shout-out to Illario Chico and his family at Chico’s Grill. The food is amazing! The family is wonderful. The story behind the joint is about living the American dream while celebrating the dishes of his culture, Puebla State, Mexico.

So watch the video and then go check them out. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think of the video and if you have a special spot you’d like for me to visit next.

Chico’s Grill 3771 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, Phone number (415) 970-0375

Do Life Brilliantly:)



Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies, A.K.A., Samai’s Brownies

Finally! Brownies that taste amazing, are nutritious AND gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, milk-free, soy-free, corn-free, coconut-free, sesame seed-free, banana-free, xanthem gum-free and free of a bunch of other no-nos!

This recipe has protein from the garbanzo beans (trust me, flavor is all good), vitamin A and potassium from the sweet potatoes.
Yummy goodness that you and your kiddos get to enjoy together sans the allergens!

The brownies also freeze well, so don’t go tearing-them-up all at once!
This is still a high calorie, high sugar snack (although much better than regular brownies with refined sugar, allergens, and chemicals) so please eat them on special occasions and not as a daily snack.

In case your wondering what “Samai” means in the title, it means heaven and it’s also the name of my 5-year-old, who named the brownies after herself.

*This recipe can be totally vegan if you replace the organic honey with more organic agave nectar.*
*The oats suggested to create a “cake-ier” texture should be gluten-free, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats.

If you liked the video, click SUBSCRIBE and leave a comment in the comment box. I look forward to reading them:)

Enjoy my Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Brownies (Samai’s Brownies) and…
Do Life Brilliantly!

Mical Asefaw

Spoken Word

Spoken Word: I Want To Feel

I Want To Feel
By Mical Asefaw

I want to feel love
I want to fall so deep in it,
That I swim past the ocean’s of my blues,
Past the scarlets of my hearts,
Until I am suspended in purple.

I want to feel the kind of love
Where you would find Jesus and Ms. Magdalene looking up at the stars.
I want to float in the paradise Mohammed speaks of
Where Siddhartha becomes Buddha because all there is, is love.

And I want to make love the way leaves fall from trees, changing colors,
Before they touch the ground;
From the greens, to the yellows, to the reds, to the browns,
Freely trusting, letting go completely,
Then hopelessly falling all over again.

I want that kind of orgasm,
That, “please don’t end…”
But it does so that we can do it all over again.

That mental, spiritual, physical connection,
Where everyone is one, and everything is within me.

I want to be his friend,
So that when we touch all hurt mends.
I want to pay homage to his soul.

I want to dance in his heart and master the art of him.
I want to know the very essence that makes him, him.
I want to take all of his hurt, put it in a box, give it wings and make it fly far, far away.

I want to wake up next to him. Wake him up in the early morning, rock him and put him back to sleep.
I want to make him think he’s still dreaming.
I want to walk out of his dreams with nothing on but the mocha of my skin
And make him believe, that we are in the garden of Eden.

I want to show him a goodnight story
And leave him with the taste of the salt from my chinny-chin-chin.

I want to fall in love with him. On Top of him.
And let him groove to me… in me… with me.
I want to fall so deep, that he sings my name.
And I will ride every note of his song
Until he screams my name, chants my name,
whispers my name… oh, Mical…
Until I find new meaning in my name…

And my name… will be synonymous…. To the sounds of love.




About Mical Asefaw & Do Life Brilliantly

Dear Friend,

Mical Asefaw, Spoken Word Poet

Thank you so much for visiting my site!
I’d love for you to know more about me so here it goes:
If you ask me, “where are you from?”, it’ll go like this… I was born in Sudan, my ethnicity is Eritrean, I grew up in San Francisco, California (Wessssssstside!), and a partridge in a pear tree.

I’m an artist, a chef, a mom.

I have three goals in my life: to be a major global healing force in the world through my spoken word poetry, my allergy friendly foods, and by providing moms with content on natural remedies and self-care. That last goal is particularly important. I have an amazing child who’s overcome significant health issues to become my inspiration for me to be the best me, every day. This, and my background in economics, has taught me that the state of the world is directly correlated to the well-being of our mothers. If mom’s not well, the village will not thrive.

So think of me as your multifaceted friend who wants to help you thrive.

What Is Do Life Brilliantly (DLB)
DLB is my mark on the world. A consolidation of my creative juices and my desire to bring out the best in myself and others. It’s where I share as an artist, a chef, and tap into the wisdom of women who are making a difference.

DLB is a site that is centered around creating awareness on the value mothers bring into the world. For me, it’s poetry, food, and self-healing. Soon, DLB will also include interviews with amazing women, doing amazing things to inspire us all to become amazing people. I am hoping that by sharing parts of me with you and the wisdom of guests, I will add value to your life. If that is the case, please let your Girl know at, mical.asefaw@gmail.com. I’d love to hear about it.

DLB is my way of saying, anything is possible! So let’s go on a journey together and Do Life Brilliantly!

Thank you for joining me,
Mical Asefaw