The List

Define who you are and what you are, and be clear on that. Meditate on that and then, live and die by that… Nipsey Hussle Lately I have been compiling A List… The do’s And don’tsThe will’sAnd won’tsThe yesesAnd the no’sThe X’s And the O’s Like DoKiss me everyday Don’t Push me away I will Hold you downI won’t ChaseContinue reading “The List”

You Can’t Keep…

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option. You can’t keepFucking meOver andThink I Will let youContinue Fucking me Disappointing meOver and overAnd Over again andThink IWill learn to LoveDisappointment  Neglecting myNeeds myWants andThink I Will accept BeingNeglected You can’t keepLying to MeOver and overAnd Over again andThink IWill be At easeWith Lies Making meSecond orThirdContinue reading “You Can’t Keep…”

Love to Me Is Like

My description of a perfect morning landscape in a series of 5-7-5 Haiku. I love the Poets.org definition of this form of poetry, “A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.” LoveContinue reading “Love to Me Is Like”

Pleasure…in Love Songs

The directions said, “From the tantalizing to the satisfyingly sober, have your poem convey a sense of pleasure today. Imbue it with joy, glee, and profound contentment — or, if you wish to keep it dark, write about the lack of or longing for pleasure in your life.” Also, “Add some structure to your poemContinue reading “Pleasure…in Love Songs”

Thank You, But I’m Done: From The Recovery Chronicles: The Preface

“You can not change the people around you, but you can change the people that you choose to be around.” Dear You, I’ve been doing some thinking, some reflecting, some deciding. And, well… Thank youfor making me feelDesirableSexyAliveExcited But I’m doneWaisting my timeWaiting on timeNegotiating for time Thank youfor inspiring me toBelieveDreamWriteCreate But I’m doneBeingContinue reading “Thank You, But I’m Done: From The Recovery Chronicles: The Preface”

I am Worth More

“Let that sizzle in your spirit.” Kountry Wayne I am worth more Than a 1-second text message Every blue moon I am worthNumerous messages Letting me know You will talk to me or See me soon I am worth moreThan brief, rushed visits Every now and then I am worth Long days and long nights That seem to have no end I amContinue reading “I am Worth More”

Girl, STOP! This is not Idris Elba!

Sometimes when our hearts get broken, we can feel like it’s the end of the world! Here is a somewhat humorous reminder that said breakup, just mmiiiiggghhhttt not be the end of the world. ☺️ STOP! This Is Not Idris Elba! Sweetie, You walk around herefeeling sad and rejected But stop, chick!This is not IdrisContinue reading “Girl, STOP! This is not Idris Elba!”

Where Writing Hides

Within the sea of words of a good book In the heartache of losing someone you love In a tear slowly cascading along the creases of a cheek …is where writing hides In the laughter of my sons as they play In the soapy suds of the shampoo in my hair In the heat ofContinue reading “Where Writing Hides”

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