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 […]

I found love. It sprouted atop the trees. My new top priority, she, caught me with her latin mami, steez. Sun touched, at ease, swinging through the leaves, arm in arm, twisting up the vines. A touch of the divine. We hopped from branch to branch, stepping in motion, keeping the same time. Two birds […]

You can spot the people for whom achievement tastes the sweetest.  Those people who were not overnight successes – who struggled – got knocked down and got up.  Their gap of achievement wasn’t so shallow enough to largely be forgotten.  There is no air of entitlement in their character.  These people can be spotted by their […]

“The Before” is just as good as “the After.” But “the Before” is all for “the After.” And “the Before” doesn’t exist if I can’t have “the After.” Following after her lines, tracing my fingertips across her shoulders, my hands move down her back before her thighs. And the kissing of her neck, then shoulders, and […]

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 […]

The Shade of night slowly creeps down the pane of dusk’s horizon. It’s pink membrane permeated by black ink. The air tumbles over the sill, onto the floor, starry and warm, providing lift. Spiraling. Floating. Up on the currents. Moving further out. I’m free! I’m free. I’m… free… by malakhai jones img src:  http://41.media.tumblr.com/75b3903f839edea78aeb41e22fb23830/tumblr_mxi334EiwW1rzpqxxo1_1280.jpg

Shadows fell across the evening hours. Unpacked boxes lay around the room. Dancing to the music, They held each other close, Slowly spinning around the floor, Their eyes searching for one another. He said to her, “Lemme be your long distance, love interest.” What can never be, But nonetheless almost was, That tingling feeling in […]