Old Time Love

Give me an old time love Crafted by two souls Destined to adore and Nurture all the dimensions that construct our world Not a life sentence measured by the duration of suffering one can endure But a love with two beings Bringing out the best in each other A love that makes silence comforting With…

Fool’s Paradise

Part 5 Matthew was exhausted. He couldn’t think about anything other than sleep as the driver pulled up to his sister’s house. He let out a soundless yawn before fishing his wallet out the back pocket of chinos. He handed over his credit card to the middle-age man that went on and on about his…

Left Unsaid

They were lost. He insisted they weren’t. It was the arrogant-stained confidence of his baritone that struck one of her many wound-up nerves provoking an eye roll. An eye roll he missed like all of her other mannerisms that displayed her displeasure of the state of their relationship. A relationship that had spanned for six…

Black Girl Resting

They didn’t see her Although she stood erectly before them Feet planted firmly on the revolving terrain Curls weaved into rope-like braids putting Rapunzel to shame Deep brown skin that shone under the sun’s blazing glow She was a work of art A marvelous creation Too majestic for them to understand her existence So they…

We Are Human

“In this culture, the phrase ‘black woman’ is not synonymous with ‘tender,’ or ‘gentle.’ It’s as if those words couldn’t possibly speak to the reality of black females.”—Bell Hooks It’s Women’s History Month and since I’m degreed in political science and history while also once teaching history, we might as well get into it.  Also,…

Fool’s Paradise

Chapter 4 Gold or Diamonds. Mallory wasn’t one for much jewelry. She didn’t have time to fuss with clasps or posts. The daughter of an engineer and a pediatrician never had much time to play around. Academics was the most important thing in the Holt household followed closely by playing a sport and volunteering. She…

Half Full

Bright-eyed and full of wonderment You get released in the world with a piece of paper and well-wishes A glass full of hopes, dreams, and aspirations Onto a playing field rigged with landmines and grenades Stripping you of that youthful guise and candy-coated line of thinking No longer believing that hard work will get you…

The Wedding Guest

The day she received the invitation in the mail left her footsteps rooted at the curb Social media broke the news of the engagement She knew the nuptials were sure to come But to be invited to the ceremony wasn’t even in the realm of possibility Not the with sordid history she had with the…