Valhalla | Artwork by @Dasicfernandez Captured by @Willet65

I’m tryna reach Valhalla. Tryna align all my chakras. I’m an inch away from relapse and a skip away from drama. But I don’t quell my problems. I’m attacking them instead. I think I’ve reached a point I’m manifesting what is said and all it took was ten years of my life to get ahead. I feel a power in me.
Indescribable. At best,
it’s like good energy just showers over me.
I’m blessed.
It feels like nothing in this world can stop me short of death.
@Daniel.Steez

Incredible artwork by @Dasicfernandez captured by #GullySteez contributor @Willet65.

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Blinked | Artwork by @Johnnyflid Captured by @Sanoster

She looked into my eyes and told me I was not the one.
Despite my love,
despite the fun we had for many months.
She looked into my eyes and told me I’ll run out of luck.
I’ll be incarcerated or I’ll always run amuck.
She looked into my eyes and told me that I’ll always run.
I told her that I ran to her
but blinked and she was gone.
@Daniel.Steez

Dope work by @johnnyflid captured by #GullySteez contributor @sanoster in Bushwick.

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In My Head | Artwork by @Onurpainting Captured by @Pixelatedstreets

I’m hardly ever home but you’re always in my head.

And I ain’t nothing much but you stuck with me instead
of dipping when you coulda. Wouldn’t blame ya if you did.
And I know that you’re independent.
I know that you’re real.
I know that you’re sick of headaches.
I know how you feel.
I know that I’m like a blemish you could never heal.
But I hope that you love me dearly even when I’m peeled
to skin and bones.
I hope you love me in my truest form.

Truth be told,
you blow my mind.
I never loved before
I met you.
It got me thinking this is something.
And you’re someone who is special.
You cherish every moment and make everything eventful.
I need you now. I need you here.
I need your kiss.
I need you now. I need you here.
I need your lips.
I want you now.
I wish that things weren’t amiss.
If you would have me over just know I would make the trip.
– D.T. Ruth

Dope work by @onurpainting captured by #GullySteez family member @pixelatedstreets in Richmond.

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Never | Artwork by @Juzpopcreations Captured by @Grand_ma5ter_flash

“I never wanna see your face again,”
she told me as she lifted up her hands. “You’re always looking for a rule to bend
and I’m not here to give a second chance.
You could have served me better as a friend
but you chose to go surfing in my pants.
You broke my heart now wanna make amends
but I know I deserve a better man.”
And I know what she’s saying is the truth.
But I don’t wanna budge. Don’t wanna move.
I need her in my life but I can’t seem to choose
between the streets or someone I don’t wanna lose.
I can’t string her along this endless ruse
but I’m addicted to the money and the booze.
And I can’t seem to dip the Avenue.
Always looking for a route, another move.
Can’t believe that it cost me you.
I can’t believe that it cost me you.
– D.T. Ruth

Dope work by @juzpopcreations captured by #GullySteez family member @grand_ma5ter_flash.

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They Say | Unknown Artist Captured by @ValiantFab

They say love casts out fear
but fear cast out my love.
Now I’m sitting in the rain and thinking how we fell apart.
I see you with your children and your loved one.
I’m in awe.
I’m thinking how the hell I messed that up and I’m appalled.
I thought about apologizing…
didn’t have the heart.
From time to time when we collide I don’t know where to start.
A “how you been?” seems fraudulent.
I seen it from afar
and small talk with a distant lover doesn’t mesh at all.

– D.T. Ruth

Dope work by an unknown artist (please put us on) captured by #GullySteez contributor @valiantfab in New York.

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Strong | Artwork by @Guidovanhelten Captured by @Jacmoo.

You used to tell me to be strong.
Be wary cuz things go wrong.
Never worry. Stay real and live long.

But you never prepared me to lose you.
Now I’m looking, I’m desperate to find truth.
Now I’m tripping.
Conflicted.
I might lose
my mind.
Try to flip it.
I fidget.
Tears run down my eyes.
You don’t care.
Not a tidbit.
You were a passerby.
Tell me,
do you have feelings?
Are you just made of lies?
– Daniel Steez

Amazing artwork by @guidovanhelten captured by #GullySteez contributor @jacmoo.

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Flight | Artwork by @Sipros_sipros Captured by @Kaotik954

I’m just gonna take flight,
make a couple million,
make sure mama’s alright.
Break a milli down and make a flip like old times.
But this is much different. Now I got a new life.
The dreams are much bigger. And I got a new wife.
She got me feeling like a hero and I wanna do right
by her, by me, and everyone in sight.
I just hope I got it in me. I just hope that I could fight through the ego and the pain and the glory and the strife.

– D.T. Ruth

Amazing artwork by @sipros_sipros captured by #GullySteez contributor @kaotik954.

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