Monthly Archives: May 2020

How we got to this: Reflections of A Trench Warrior

I was born and raised in the not-too-distant shadow of protests turned into riots. 1970–the novelty of ‘Say it loud. I’m Black and I’m proud‘ had worn off and was drifting into nostalgia among youth transitioning into their roles as … Continue reading

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Quaranteaching After Poetry: Movement in Three Parts

Part I: You Got Me It is Monday after a weekend when my gaze was upon two queens “battling” softly to their tunes more like celebration than war… They had surrendered that story–two nations at odds–years ago for that is … Continue reading

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Like a firefly in cupped hands

At almost fifty, I can still invoke the memory… [Memory…its own muscle…is being exercised daily…] The feelings… Of a captured firefly (we called them lightnin’ bugs) walking around between my palms. The curious arousal that made me laugh…nervously… The released … Continue reading

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