A Death in the Family

While the title sounds like a poorly casted 80s movie, it’s really my life. My grandmother passed, on Monday. I never took notice of how different it is for Caribbean people, culturally. We kept a Wake at my uncles’ house, that no one had to announce. After I heard, I started to prepare for the…

The Night

Her kiss was the flavor of sin that tempted the light to fallBrown eyes devoid of liesShe beckons out of the darknessMirroring your true desires Staccato heart beat drumming in your earsTo see her is to pay reverence;Head bowedOn your kneesThe void in her absence amplified by the wholeness in her loveDeath was built to…

Struggling with Mortality

I start my new years resolution on my birthday, December 29th of every year. Usually, I take that day to reflect on my life and how far I’ve come in 365 days and start to set goals for the upcoming year. A few days before Christmas I got some disheartening news about my Grandmother who…

On being sick

It sucks. *throws tissue* I’ve been sick for a bit over a week and I’m at the stage where my nose is raw, eyes are swollen and running and my chest feels like it’s caving in on itself. I haven’t worked a full day in a week and I’m quite frustrated and depressed since I…

Remembering my Great Grandmother, Susan

Her name means joy, I try to keep that in mind every year as I remember her on the day that she passed. The day rushes back to me vividly and suddenly I am 12 and I’m rushing home from school because my Grandmother called the Principal and my teachers and told them I needed…

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There is nothing as satisfying as completing a blog post or a piece of writing and getting that message after you run spell check.  

Faithfulness of Mind

Sometimes it takes more than a firm hand to correct a wrong. Sometimes it takes a glimpse of what you’ve done shown in the tears of a lover. I never wanted to cause you pain and here I am hurting you. I never wanted to be this torn from you. We’ve put ourselves in this…

I Remember 9/11

Everyone I know that was in New York at the time of 9/11 remembers exactly what they were doing the second they heard. I was getting ready for school, fresh out of the shower I turned on New York 1 to check the weather as I usually did in the morning. Waiting for the weather…

Memory

I remember smells and tastes more than I remember faces and names. I could tell you the kind of day it was when I had my first kiss but not what I was wearing, I could recall the first song I ever sang for an audience when I was 6 but not the last time…

Sizing Chart shenanigans

Today the mission was simple; use my one hour lunch break to pick up the missing summer essentials that were so desperately needed for my July 4th celebrations. What happened? Went into a shop I like to pick up some shorts. Shorts are a main staple and if the 96 degree weather is any indication…