Monthly Archives: February 2014

Courting Insanity

A little Friday inspiration for you guys. Here’s to hoping that your weekend will be productive and that you will create something new, fall in love with someone or something, or just view something differently. There’s no denying it, all … Continue reading

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You’re Just 13

Yesterday morning, a thirteen year old boy was killed in Memphis. The boy was black. The 15 year old who is accused of killing him is black. The 13 year old is gone. His life can never be returned and … Continue reading

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The Impossibility of Us

Okay, so I have this idea for a new book. I am going to take some of the poems from this blog (as well as write some new poems) and combine them in a book with some of my short … Continue reading

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Shatter All the Mirrors

In the mirror I see the truth.   Your warm embrace and comforting touch, the source of my butterflies, are stolen goods that can’t be replaced like a broken egg discovered and moved to another carton.   The same penetration … Continue reading

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From the Shadows

In just a few short hours, today has already been a super productive day for me. And, when that happens, I am a happy camper. This is what has spurred this new burst of productivity: an argument I have been … Continue reading

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Today’s Profiled Author

Today’s profiled author is Adrienne Thompson. Head on over to my Ten Questions, Ten Answers page and check it out. While you’re there, check out some of the past interviews. I’ve interviewed young adult novelist Kevin Craig, bestselling authors Bernice … Continue reading

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Two Poets Died Today

Two poets died today and at once the world fell silent. No one spoke aloud about the circumstances, but everyone knew the poets both had died in a multi-car pile up caused by the crashing of their ideas.   The … Continue reading

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Letter to My People or Talking Out of Both Sides of My Mouth

Those who study black history independently are aware that Rosa Parks was not the woman Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. intended to be the face of the bus boycott movement. Originally, it was a teenage girl by the name of … Continue reading

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The Imagination of a Child

I have a daughter-in-law named Quinsley. I have an imaginary grandson who is the same age as my son, Cameron. I have been to KFC to buy wings for this imaginary daughter-in-law and grandson. I have had Voldemort’s death spells … Continue reading

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Blues on a Saturday Morning My inspiration this morning. ..

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