Overflow


I’ll pour love into you Pour love into the deepest parts of you Those hidden, seldom revealed places you’ve held for the most sacred I will love you Beyond reason or rhyme No need for space or time I’ll edify you with prayers in the name of your blessings I will petition God to resurrect…

Forbidden Fruit 3/30


I should have never touched it I should have never tasted it Never savored the delicacy of its flavor languishing across my lips I should have kept my distance Observed it from afar allowing it to bask in its radiance But it called me ever so softly Beckoned my name in whispers only I could…

Fertile Ground


I wake up to an all too familiar feeling that has greeted me over the last several years. The awakening of my femininity. I draw my knees to my chest feeling the softness of my silk nightgown. Run my hands up my thighs and through my locs. Arch my back and exhale loudly. Subconsciously I…

Do Not Love Me To Death


Ana Behibek Love was an early morning breeze drifting through windows and floating through doors Bed time prayers quietly tucked into princess sheets Kissing boo boos and bandaging knees My grandmother diligently kneading biscuit dough to feed the family Daddy dirty and sweaty sun blackened from a long days work but still taking the time…

Je t’aime


(Written Early 2011) I have yet to figure why the ghost of your presence still haunts my conscience Yet my mind flirts memories of you and my lips smile in your remembrance The warm feeling of familiar territory Even with my eyes closed, I can find myself all around this place This space of you…

Love Is, Love Ain’t


I’ll be performing tonight with The Nalo Movement, please come out to this wonderful show. July 8 – 9, 2011 at PushPush Theater!  “Love Is/Love Ain’t” has a thematic focus on what love looks like and how it manifests in the lives of black women, currently and historically. The women of NALO have crafted original…

Speaking With God….


These days I spend a lot of time praying. I ask God to bless and protect me and a number of other things. Sometimes we look for certain blessings and other things to confirm God is doing what we’re asking of him. Well just imagine some of the things God could say on blessing us….…