“A happy day feels like…a good day feels like…piano keys leaping and playing, diving in and out of the chords inlaid by the grooves of the bass line, brushing aside the leaves and stem of the notes, while glitter jumps off the sticks drumming the cymbals. A good day has a rhythm of repetition like […]

When I dream of the sounds, the smiles, the smells, the laughter, and the sights of a place, I liberally pour romance and electric lightning all over it – pushing the sparks into the corners with just enough to cover over the edges.  But my visitations to these places, in reality, always end up being […]

He’d been trying to muscle in on my business for a couple of months, upsetting my routine, the little fat-faced fucker. Leaving me threatening messages, warning me, that he was coming for me and sooner or later, he’d get what I so called owed him. Wasn’t my fault he was bad at math. Besides, betting […]

A slow evening. Watching the planes overhead, Break the deep purple, Break the zen. I became enthralled, By the things she said, “Hello, How are you?” So enraptured. A soul, so beautiful, Her heart, so gifted, My heart was, unknowingly, Captured. Even if it’s only a romance, Watching her smile, That’s all in my head. […]

They said, “The peace couldn’t last for too long.”  You could hear the acrid breeze moving through the leaves.  You could see the diseased air stripping the trees. My daughter asked, “Daddy, what does it mean?”  I answered, “Things are about to become scary.  So be wary of the character of strangers you meet.”  Roll […]

Black music. Black history. Black Unemployment. Black actors. Black athletes. Black dance. Black art. Black Crime. Black awards. Black students. Black cEOs. Black leadership. Black Single Parent. Black lives. Black achievement. Black lips. Black words. Black skin. Black verse. White Culture America, The symbols, they thirst, All too familiar, For that Black Monster Godzilla. But […]

The days grow shorter, the heat turned lukewarm and the outcome’s been chosen. The embers glow passionately, more seldom, only on the occasion an errant breeze is spoken. The ashes caught in the wind, caught up in the cooling effect of the daily this and that, so and so, and to and fro…as reasons to […]

Repeating patterns of trees whizzed by with their deciduous reflections washing over the windshield of the car. The neighborhood was idyllic and plastic, a painted picture of manicured and trimmed suburbia.  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 […]

The Sun’s light shown through the windows and doors of the all white room. The all white curtains stood sentry at the windows, motionless while at attention. She sat at the piano between two, all white columns. Her wrists, in staccato movements, struck the keys with angled elbows, while her mahogany fingers, deliciously, devoured each […]

It was a Summer breeze,On a Saturday eve,From some time ago freed,Coursing through the humidity,Carrying on its winds,A thought conceived. I placed my cup on the ground.Raised my hand to my head,Kneading the tension in my brow.I leaned into the melody,Leaning my head back to the sound,Profound in it’s hypnosis and simplicity,Reclaiming this memory most […]