Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ghetto Love Song

Ghetto Love He told me that what we had was a ghetto love, said it’s the kind of love he’s always prayed for. He said, “You are the God woman who holds up my son. I am the moon that … Continue reading

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Life & Death

Today was a really difficult day for my family. Our dog died today. There’s more to the story, but I don’t really feel up to recounting it. I’m just in a lot of pain right now. And all I know … Continue reading

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Chaos of Goodbye

Sometimes when I just can’t seem to find the time to write, I will pull out something I’ve jotted down before and see if I can turn it into something. I found some lines from early June that I’d written … Continue reading

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Mystery Shoes

I collect images like rocks, shiny little rocks that I may pick up along the way. Some of the images keep me up at night, won’t allow me to sleep; other images haunt me daily and I’m unable to shake. … Continue reading

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Amusement Park Visit

I once visited a hastily thrown together amusement park. Now I pass them by, knowing there’s nothing there for me. I have no use for death-defying rides designed to scare the fuck out of me in the middle of a … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said Revisted

He Said, She Said Revisited She said, I hid my sadness in a façade of strength. He said, I admire your strength. She said, I feel like I’m losing me, trying to hold on to you. He said, I see … Continue reading

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Young, Black, Gifted, & Dead

Young, Black, Gifted & Dead Life is a Greek tragedy when you’re black like me. The menacing quality of the color of my skin was birthed while my mother was still covering me. A murderous plot to overthrow me was … Continue reading

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Cradle Me

Cradle me within your love. Don’t let me fall. Let me suckle the juices that flow, the sweetest nectar. Don’t poison me. Love me as a mother does, unconditionally. Bathe me, shower me with adoration that will flow till I … Continue reading

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The Boxer

The Boxer Can you spare a love? She asked for his heart, just as polite as you please & she tried to ignore the red boxing gloves covering his brown hands. Overlooked the way he beat her heart without tripping … Continue reading

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Love

People are so quick to say I love you. Because it feels good to say. But if it only feels good to say and doesn’t feel good to show, maybe it’s not really love. Maybe it’s something else altogether different … Continue reading

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