I’ve seen quite a few posts on Twitter where people are listing their accomplishments from the past decade. It’s been fascinating to see the spectrum of life unfold in so many varied yet parallel forms. Burials and births. First publications and a lack of creativity. Moving and staying rooted.Continue reading “There’s still time to rest.”
Obstacles will be ever present in our lives.
Sometimes we’ll see them before they appear, and thus, we can prepare for them. Other times, they will arrive unexpectedly, and we have to deal with them in the moment.Continue reading “On Operating in Chaos”
It’s been a minute since I’ve blogged. I’m not even sure I’ve written anything here that was purely me and not a creative work or guest blog. (There was a time when my idea of blogging meant rants about 2 Chainz and watermelon and annoying houseguests and bad fashion—all of which are on now-defunct websites.)Continue reading “Hi! It’s me.”
They beat my body. Tore it up like rabid dogs. Their wide palms crumbled then crashed against the wide nose on my face. Boots tripped along my ribs in time. This aint nothin’ new. It happened in camps and cotton fields. Today they march on us in classrooms and on street corners any given morn. I cried out for my mama, for help, for God to come and ease my pain. But I deserved this ’cause they said I ain’t look right. I looked at her, looked angry, looked down, looked guilty. I shouldn’t have looked at all. Now my body is spread across the sidewalk.Continue reading “Troubled Past”
Continue reading “History”
You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.
– 2002 Black History Month theme for the African Student Coalition, Monte Vista High School, when I was Vice President