i built a story

September 22, 2017zaji0

I built a story that was tall and wide, stretching across miles of land like the Great Wall of China. I did not use brick […]

mortal words

August 15, 2017zaji0

i’ve decided that i don’t want to write, not with my hands anyway. i want to think words onto paper and screens and leaves and […]

the potential for a memoir

September 14, 2016zaji4

One of my advisors a year ago encouraged me to write a memoir based on a writing prompt during one of our residency workshops. He […]

burn with anger, woman

August 25, 2016zaji0

Burn with anger, woman.  Your fire voice was temporarily extinguished with water, but you did not let it drown you. You turned everything that touched you to steam. The destroyers dissipated into the air, mixed in with the ancestors who lost their way and told un-truths about the place of woman. They now mourn their…

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the clouds in prayer

August 7, 2016zaji4

The clouds interlace fingers seeking prayer, an impassioned supplication to the un-gods.  They spread across skies gathering stories of un-time, spaces inside cycles that collect […]

threads of memories

May 28, 2016zaji5

I live inside this skin of flesh, blood and bone. I am fragile life dreaming of infinity. Threads of memories stitch themselves to the stars. […]

word scientist

April 27, 2016zaji2

Writing Prompt: Whisper Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. Most of what I write is an experiment where I allow words […]

contemplating life

April 19, 2016zaji2

I sat in the park today, thinking. I didn’t focus on anything in particular. I listened to woodpeckers feverishly pecking away at trees and red […]

universe

April 17, 2016zaji2

Undulating within dark words reaching for dying stars. Nubian night finds us inventing stories of our beginnings. Ichor is there for drink, if you want, […]

galaxy luggage

April 13, 2016zaji1

Writing Prompt: Suitcase Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. galaxy luggage found travel stickers across the milky way. my suitcase has seen Jupiter and Saturn. winged feet prefer clouds doubling as stones to take me across stars flowing like waters. i skip across clouds white and emptiness. planet hopping is free.…

galaxy luggage was originally published on zaji

galaxy luggage was originally published on zaji