The Promise: 🌱

Its refreshing to indulge in some beauty amidst the black hole of anxiety and terror that is in the offing. A reminder that life continues with or without us. Here’s to new growth.

Day 17

P.M. Did you pray for me the way I prayed for you? Pages filled with intentions, dotted with my tears splotches of ink and corrections You’re my dream made flesh My fertile oasis in the desert You choose me again and again. 

On the Mountain

If you engage with me heavily or are familiar with my words – you probably follow me on twitter and you probably came to this post via a link posted there; I want to take the time to say thank you first and foremost for being part of this crazy ride that’s been my discovery…

10 Years

I don’t even know what to say. With each year that passes I continue to be surprised by how quickly the time goes. Blogs and forums have always been a huge part of my online presence so I am thankful to have this space and appreciative of those who have been with me during any…

Bone – Yrsa Daley-Ward

Emergency Warning  I fell out of love with poetry for a while but was happy to rediscover it again in the say two years.  Yrsa Daley Ward made me feel like she was writing for me and the women I knew so intimately through nothing but heart ache.   I encourage you to explore yourself…

I write, therefore I am

I haven’t been blogging as much; if you’ve been following me for some time, you know that this year has been worse than usual. There has been a lot of rough patches over this year, starting as early as January that took a while for me to recover from. Mainly; I deleted most of my…

Perceptions of Beauty

I’m average. I’m smart, (I’d like to think) witty, funny and I have varied interests but I’ve never been nor will I ever be beautiful. I don’t consider myself ugly, I just know that I’m never going to turn heads with my looks and that’s okay. When I was younger and going through the angst…

New Year, New Books

It took me a few days but I finally got the first few books I’m going to be reading this year: Book One:  Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo by Ntozake Shange Book Two: The Indigenous People of the Caribbean by Samuel L. Wilson I look forward to new explorations, amazing characters and moving prose in this…

Hashtag Revolution

It started with Trayvon Martin. We were on Twitter, bullshitting and the news hit and within hours it was an internationally trending hashtag. (I’m not taking credit for anything,I’m using the collective “we”) Social Media started to become “more” for young, minority (black) americans who were starting to understand the depth of the problem that…