Category: thoughts

the sea

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the wait

it has always been about the wait. we stumble toward the grave  in a blinding fog pretending we can see….

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black history month melancholy

Black (Brown) History Month is a sad time for me. I watch as people post a mere inch of who…

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when i expire

When I expire, lungs emptied of air, heart still and unmoved, do not say I died or transitioned or passed…

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A Note to My New Friend, 2019

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spinning

She spin dark brown clay, forming body and mind into soul She spin her child into bird and lion and…

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joining the flock

In the summer of 1986 I joined the United States Army Reserve. I was 19 years old and had no…

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in the small places

I’ve always felt that I, human, am frighteningly small and whatever this is that we exist within is big, bigger…

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recycled soul

Come, let me recycle your soul. I will rinse it clean, sanitize it, then send it back to Earth. The…

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unrehearsed

i will write for you i will live and die for you i will tell our story through song and…

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the unseen spectrum

i am more than the words i speak or write. more than what you see. i am the unseen and…

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chrysalis

Chrysalis i wrap myself inside myself i grow i changei emergei fly

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into my soul

I knew from the day I met you, that every inch of you would be carved into my soul. Writing…

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turn to stone

If I don’t begin posting to my blog daily, I will turn to stone. It’s true. I read it in…

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marcus garvey’s house atop a hill

I had not been home to Jamaica in over a decade. In August 2015 I took a trip, and while…

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the living

There are days like today when the living ain’t easy. 
I sit in the back of the store—breakroom slash 
stockroom—waiting…

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in elysium

Your whispers reach me across time. They find me standing on the edge of awakening. My dreams leave, then your…

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feeling jolly, maybe

It snowed last night. This morning the sky was clear and the snow bright. While I do feel a sense…

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i built a story

I built a story that was tall and wide, stretching across miles of land like the Great Wall of China….

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hate speech vs my mighty voice

Mighty Voices Rise I don’t give two damns about “hate speech” against me, a brown woman. Not two. I have…

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