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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, MJ-like always surpassing the hype.  She tossed ’em a sly smile, followed up by her fly style.  Nothing but raised eyebrows and Ooohh faces, is gettin’ riled.  She was my […]

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 […]

Willow trees dripping their branches onto the pond. Touching at the water’s edge. Crowned by dense foliage. Expressed in leaves of vibrant green. Two in a boat. The surface peaceful, from the stroke. Monet in appearance. The air still. The picture bug free. The edges indistinguishably fuzzy. by malakhai jones img src: http://picturesoftrees.org/large/96/Weeping-Willows-Tree-Pictures-6.jpg

She laid her head on her grandmother’s hand and cried. “Gammaw, I don’t want you to die.”  Tears streamed down her face. “I will miss you too baby.  It’s best that we all have to go at some point.  The heart has only so much love in it.  If we all stayed around and never […]

The pride, tentatively, walked to the water’s edge to lap up a cool drink on a hot night.  Breaking the calm, water thrashed about, reaching forward, pushed by the violence, the spray lashed out in all directions.  Each animal instinctively reacted, as taut muscles sprung each escape.  Missing it’s mark, the waters gathered back over the croc as […]