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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Like attentions fixed upon Winter, Floating to the ground. Creeping madness imagining snows melt, Cooling the brow. Found floating in the sharing of thought, Finding like rest in burial sought. Cupping handfuls, Bathing in the abstraction for hours. The nuanced intentions, Sesame the arms of flowers. Toe touching head, A still of curved form. Flipping […]