I don’t entirely know how to write this review. In some ways, Beyonce’s visual album, “Black Is King,” streaming on Disney+, is indescribable. There is so much imagery and symbolism that when I think “Black Is King,”...

Just Another Set Up

My frustration is tangible and I laugh, I laugh due to the utter unfairness. You don’t qualify, says the staff. You’re not eligible. They show me the composite number that tells me I’m not even smart enough To be in their presence.   My eyes roll because...

The Book

I am Sitting in a park When I hear the call of a lark The buzzing of the bees The squirrels in the trees I am Reading a book When I hear a click So I Turn and look An officer Is holding a thick Black handle Finger On the metallic trigger Then I’m...

Divine Handout

I was told one thing, yet I saw another.   This thing they put me in is like no other.   The truth is, I was definitely scared.   But you can’t quite imagine how beautifully I fared.   Whereas I was once weak, I became strong.   Whereas I lacked in love, I feel...
I’m walking down the street when I hear a cry It’s the voices of my ancestors going by “Truth Prevails,” says Sojourner Truth Next I get a call from the telephone booth “Hello?” I ask. “No struggle no progress,” I recognize the voice as...
The music plays, and I sway and sway Dancing to sweet music all night and day Pushing my troubles aside asea Just let me dance and leave me be   “How can you dance?” they say and say While your people are dead from day...

On This Twilight

The sun is leaving, The clouds scatter. When will you be back? Will it matter? The wind cools my skin On the twilight As the stars come into view For another night. How many will I see In my life? How many people Will enter my strife? The eyes of the...

The Early Morning

Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “Time heals all things.”   Let’s journey this on a large scale. Not imagination but fact.   THE TIME OF YOUR PAIN IS UP. The pain of helplessness TO OUR CIRCUMSTANCES. The pain of a 6,000-year rule UNDER A WICKED RULER. The pain of 500...
When I was twelve, I shoplifted a pairOf basketball shoes. We could not affordThem otherwise. But when I tied them on,I found that I couldn’t hit a shot. When the ball clanked off the...

Renew Reality

Every waking moment is spent philosophizing renew reality Translating that which I see in my mind’s eye into being - Renewal, to resume, to continue the acts of...

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