Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Painting

I see your face in dreams that leave me drenched in perspiration In one dream I am painting your face, unguarded, open, your essence fills my canvas; we are in a field of dandelions My brushstrokes are short, choppy, hesitant. … Continue reading

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The Taste of Your Words

Can we make a trade, my words for yours? Not just a conversation; we don’t need words to speak. We have brief glances that transform the air around us into longing. We have the brush of your finger against my … Continue reading

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A Love Like Home

I cannot handle loving another person who doesn’t get that loving me means offering me another place to call home, a place where my soul doesn’t feel the need to unravel & leave a trail to a place where I … Continue reading

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Dying Flower

Deep down there’s a place where I have learned to suppress desires, to let them wither and die My silent suffering is rooted in the fragile leaves of a dying bloom. Peace & Love, Rosalind

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Jessie Mae– Installment Two

The sudden chiming of bells startled him. Looking back out the windows, he saw that Jessie Mae was no longer standing where she’d been before. He at first ignored the doorbell thinking it must be her at his door, but … Continue reading

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Jessie Mae – Installment One

I’m currently revising one of the short stories for my short story anthology (date of publication TBA) and decided to feature one of the stories here in installments. Please feel free to comment, offer feedback and share. Enjoy!   Jessie … Continue reading

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I Speak Your Names

With tears in my eyes, I now mourn another death at the hands of the police. And from that place of grief within me, I have composed a poem. But then, I have to take a break. Because I am … Continue reading

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State of Double Consciousness

A poem in the works, one that has layers of subtle meanings and what you think you’re reading is not really what you’re reading. I’m the smile offered up as a sacrificial lamb I’m the scrubs worn on the golf … Continue reading

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Americanah — A Review

In her latest novel Americanah, one of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s characters says that “You can’t write an honest novel about race in this country.” The character, Shan, goes on to say later in the novel that, “…if you’re going to … Continue reading

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A Love Poem, I Think

A poem in the works: Why do we not trust the judgment of those who show us they don’t love us? The unraveling of love evident in their posture in their words in their indifference in their distance but the … Continue reading

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