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 […]

I made a robot on a hot Summer day. I wore my old Wisconsin shirt with athletic shorts to stay cool. But it was one of those particularly humid, Midwestern, hot Summer days. The kind where the heat just sticks to you; chasing you even into the shade. I assembled the legs, arms, and torso. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Each day after school, a little brown boy grabbed his backpack to begin his journey home. As he exited the main doors, he would look down at his sock with the blue stripe, near the top, slouching around his ankle. He would reach down and pull it up. As he began to walk, it would […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]