In the time between night and morning. In the delirium of the border country between awakening and near post sleep, a kiss dreamed can feel real. The whipped up, ephemeral body feels solid enough to elicit a reaction in those in-between hours. Sugary sweet it must be. The mind sees. The neck cranes. The lips […]

The day, sitting just over my shoulder, was a sunny and hot one. Fuzzy and out of focus, a background of greens, yellows, blues, and browns blotted the canvas.  The leaves, on a nearby bush, bobbed on the hot air, left to right – resisting the push, their necks genuflected involuntarily. I wiped the sweat from […]

She lay on her back floating in the water, Rocking with the currents, Atop golden leaves brushed onto the water’s surface by the sunshine, Floating away into the minutes and hours of the day Forgetful of everything, Her fingers broke the surface, Trailing the turbulence behind, She floated away into the blue. It opened It’s arms to […]

The place is here, the time is now, and the journey into the shadows that we’re about to read could be our journey.  A journey that is not without irony.  I submit for your review, John Michael Jones.  A father of two and a devoted husband.  He’s a guy of average intellect and an above average […]

Ever there, In the low hum of the walls of my soul Like a Negro spiritual Squinting under the heat of a hot-cotton Sun My hope and exhaustion Carried along in the same message. So tired Just so tired Jus’ wanna lay down …lay down But now is not the time The ancestor spoke with […]

One day I’ll buy a home on the ocean and super-size my happiness.  Gate it and recess it from the public while listening to the richness of the rain on my million-dollar roof. by malakhai jones img src http://www.snappypixels.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ocean-balcony-view-3.jpg

I rolled up in it Stepped out of it Sipped dopamine from it Popped my collar to it Caught a glance or two Because of it Been defined by it Been paranoid And Filled with pride All attributed to it I’ve lied about it Been covered in it Sometimes rejected it Then embraced it Pumped […]

The once lazy breeze of Summer Overtaken by the quickened pace of Autumn winds The Spirits moving between the branches Leaves blossoming into pumpkin orange and Thanksgiving browns Trees etching the dark lines of their brush onto the sky’s canvass The air itself looks colder Saturated with a damp hue. I can be a part […]

I can remember one day – I was passing by this old dude.  He asked me to go to the store for him.   He told me he’d give me a couple of dollars.  I hollered back, “Nah, man.  I gotta be somewhere.  I don’t have time.”  I didn’t even look at him. I only slightly […]

Your thoughts, my thoughts, his thoughts. It’s all relative! If you were me, then sit right down and express yourself here. And though I know it’s rhetorical because my shoes are another man’s shoes. What is it that you think you can learn? Or do you only walk the mile and manipulate events to suit […]