The trees whizzed by while their deciduous reflections washed over the windshield in repeating patterns.  The neighborhood was idyllic and plastic, a painted picture of manicured and trimmed. An affluent heaven on earth, of sorts, safe harboring neighbors from the naked environments of the city while populating itself with people who spent their leftover hours powering through evening […]

Black Music. Black History Month. Black Inventors. Black Actors. Black Athletes.  Black Dance. Black Community.  Black Awards. Black CEOS.  Black crime. Black Students.  Black Achievement. Black Leadership. Black Unemployment. Black Lips. Black Hair. Black Skin. Black America. These Hidden Pleasures, Off the Beaten Path, Treasures. Such Novelties and curious, Curiosities, Spotlighting the Differences. Contrived Inferences. […]

And If there is a God… Somewhere way up high, Way beyond the sky, I will one day be free, Be free to just be, Feeling good, grinnin’ into the breeze. Running free through the night air, Escaping the mental trap house, Only then slightly aware… Of the fear spliced into, programmed into me. Til then, […]

Fingers snap, hands clap, the melody wanders into the room. Heart rush, guitar crush, hidden in the corner with whom? Pecan brushed lover, set against a faint gray sofa, faint gray walls. From over, near the door, to the middle of the floor, the melody crawls. With spider web vibrations, on a line to my […]

The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily –how calmly I can tell you the whole story.-Edgar […]

Bordello Blues.  Her stiletto heeled strut, leaning from side to side as she approached center stage.  Twisting and gyrating, her body going through the motions.  Viewing the distance in her eyes, it was easy to tell that her thoughts were far, far away tonight. Hounded applause gripped the stage with sweaty hands and folded currency—all […]

Selena passed them on the way into the place.  A gorgeous distraction, black leather and lace, bottom bass, from right to left, left to right, like MJ always surpassing the hype.  She tossed ’em a sly smile, followed by her fly style.  Nothing but raised eyebrows and Ooohh faces.  My ace up the sleeve, scent […]

A star packed sky dots the scene, Hand in hand, a quixotic dream, Jumping out of a Friday night, And onto the movie screen. Speed it up, slow it down. We glide across the shoreline. We out race the light, We love in never ending night! For It was written across the heavens, In the […]

Moonlight travels, The shadows, Draw to a close. Ceiling fan whirs, The restless stir, Resisting repose. I blend into, Merge into, Bring heat to the dark. The sheen on a Moreno hue, Resisting dissolution, Into the fading light, Holding you tight, Into the late hours, Into the maturity of the night. The magic in your […]