val-use

Sometimes, I put relationships in boxes- And try to figure out what their utility is –But meaning is not always discernible Maybe relating is being at the same time It’s not my job to know why or how now I’m having trouble being, just being with you.             Copyright ©... Continue Reading →

Jonah

Call me Jonah And Lord, have mercy: May I be thrown into the sea. Heck, I am already there. May I be swallowed and spit out by a whale: Yes, Heart turned, but for me, also placed Wherever the hell I am supposed to be? Because honestly, God, I am kicking, and You know this.... Continue Reading →

The Terror of Blooming

Would the air hurt you Would the bird clip you   r petals Would the caterpillar find you beautiful- beautiful and delicious to consume, to digest Would you and the extension of your flesh, open to the elements, displayed splayed unto the world, finally signed-on to participate, meet death To bloom, is it less painful than... Continue Reading →

On Freedom • Juneteenth

I am the progeny of a long line of enslaved to freed humanity from South to North of bravery of pioneers into uknown oft' hostile territ'ry who dared and risked and lived defeats, but kept on to steady victory and victory and... somewhere knew they were born to be wherever their foot took step Free    ... Continue Reading →

Land ho!

Is there another way to stability beyond the 'conventional' tracks of work and marriage? As an unmarried, minority, millennial female with a limited income, this is the question I am asking these days. As the home--errr condo prices in my cosmopolitan of choice continue to rise, the idea of owning in the city, and one day staying put, feels ever... Continue Reading →

Into the Woods

Desperately, I held onto the rock wall as though if I lost my grip, I'd fall to certain death. Dare to look down. And so I looked: the deep velvet soil looking back at me, patiently, 5 to 7 inches from my feet. Let go. And so I let: the ground so much closer than... Continue Reading →

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