Category Archives: Writing

A Night Out [I and II] (14/15 of 30)

I. Dance beats, pour some rhythm down my throat, Intoxicate my mind with forbidden melodies that gyrate remedies for my loneliness that never leaves and I’m left thinking of you and I loved you– We masturbated with opposite hands like … Continue reading

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Poetry and That Dark Place

My old license plate read: POET. Driving around was always a pleasure–everyone would speak with me at traffic lights and say they were supposedly a poet, too; or, could I recite a poem to them (as if I always had … Continue reading

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Living in Stockholm (4 of 30)

Oh! Life begins with a spark of hope, challenging your assumptions about a God that gropes you after the abduction, reassuring you’ll learn to cope and trained to adore his seduction. Lost is civility when you have no choice but to say ‘I love … Continue reading

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The Shaping of an “Angry” Black Woman (Book Review)

An assorted collection of modern-day poetry, poet Tamara Woods’ first collection “The Shaping of an ‘Angry’ Black Woman” teases the reader for more. With its illusive title, one would conceive this collection to specifically revolve around the Black American understandings—but, … Continue reading

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Being Smart and Being Successful

There’s a time in our lives where we must take ownership of our success even if we are not where we truly want to be at the moment. But at that moment, I immediately realized that my success was based on proving other people wrong. Continue reading

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My Faith in Writing

I have faith that when my dark moments arise (as they always do when least expected) like an unwanted forest fire, destroying everything in my view, and I begin to choke on life, my thoughts can turn to my beacons of hope, the writers before me who found their way out of self-destruction and slay the psychological demons one more time. Continue reading

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From One Writer to Another: I Wish I Would Have Known

Simply because something is published and makes great money, doesn’t mean it’s well written or written with purpose for today or tomorrow. Continue reading

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