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but is a womanist and hip-hop ode to seeing and honoring the humanity of the one who persists on the journey to the other side of but. It is a personal account of  love, femininity, and redemption.  

Divided into four chapters and written by Tove, half of the husband and wife songwriter/producer recording artist duo Keys of Philadelphia, but explores the complexities of relationships, self-love, and womanhood. It is an insightful account of growth and healing in the midst of darkness.

It is a transcendent account of why roses bloom out of season, and why sunflowers are no longer good enough.



I hope you see

her anger as justice


her tears as a baptism

for those who are thirsty for liberation...


I hope you see

that she is love...


but see her




This book is a part of a multi-media release entitled but. The multimedia release includes a book, a song, and a music video with the same title but by Keys of Philadelphia. The music video was filmed and directed by Dana Rice.




"Rarely does a book of poems evoke as much emotion as this one did for us. Pieces like Better, Broken Heart, and No One Showed Up read like the soundtrack to our lives or those we know. Some poems are gut wrenching, while others are soothing, but each poem is beautifully soul-filled." (Book Therapy Book Club - Baltimore, MD)


Personalized copy w/autograph option:

Insert a personalized note from you to the reader.  The note will also include an autograph from the author. This is perfect for gifts and special occasions.  Please type your personalized message in the notes section during checkout. 


About the Author

Husband and wife Mark and Tove are the singer/songwriter/producer duo Keys of Philadelphia. They founded their family label and street wear clothing line brand xoMTG with their children PB&Jtoo and Nasya Marie who are authors and label mates. Their label is currently releasing multimedia projects with the same title for each artist. You can find the song and music video but wherever music is streamed and sold. Their Youtube is channel Our Big Green Life. www.xomtg.com www.keysofphiladelphia.com www.xomachinethegreen.com



**Please expect a minimum of 1 week for shipment and fulfillment.**

 Regular retail price is $18.99

Size 6 x 9

Format: Paperback

Pages: 266


ISBN 978-1733176934