Cornbread Loving 6/30


I can teach you to love through a pan of cornbread dressing This is the type of lesson that begins the night before Updated for health reasons Grab the largest pan you can find The type that looks like it can hold at least five gallons, Even if you don’t use all the water it’s…

Burning Leaves in Memory 5/30


I’ll never forget the smell of fresh burning leaves in the fall Smells like grandma Like Kiera, if you don’t get outside right now and rake those leaves I used to put lines in the dirt just to make it look clean It didn’t even matter that our laundry was hung in the front yard…

Still Marching For Justice 2/30


On the 4th day of the 4th month of the 40th year of your life April 4, 1968 Thinking of your decision to join the Poor People’s Campaign I wonder if you knew… That some decisions ain’t have to be made Some choices don’t come back All ain’t fair in love and war cause human…

Zora! Let The People Sing!


The life and times of legendary writer Zora Neale Hurston take center stage in Zora! Let The People Sing! at Atlanta’s Southwest Arts Center. This bio-play shines the spotlight on a woman who’s now lauded as an intellectual and spiritual foremother to a generation of African-American women and writers. Watch as she transforms herself from…

Midnight Whore 5/30


Feeling reckless like utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action Truth or dare I’m going all the way without hesitation Articulating dirty metaphors in your ear Like A told B to C D E right inside of me I’m trying to cohabit a few hours at a time Pack a bag and be gone…

Organic Love 4/30


I came across a writing prompt that challenged me to spend some time looking at the names of heirloom plants, and write a poem that takes its inspiration from, or incorporates the name of, one or more of these garden rarities. Well…. Here is what I have. Let’s call this Organic Love Your Black Beauty…